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Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Tuesday 1st April 2008

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:

 

1461-63 and 1473

 

Consideration of Bill


 

Energy Bill, As Amended

 

Tariffs for renewable energy

 

Alan Simpson

 

Mr Alan Duncan

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr Michael Meacher

 

Mr John Grogan

 

Colin Challon

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State shall make regulations within one year of the passing of

 

this Act with the purpose of requiring designated energy suppliers to introduce a

 

renewable energy tariff for specified producers of renewable energy.

 

(2)    

In this section—

 

“renewable energy tariff” means the reward level for each kilowatt hour of

 

energy produced by the renewable source;

 

“renewable source” has the same meaning as in the Utilities Act 2000

 

(c.27);

 

“ renewable energy” means energy from renwable sources;

 

“renewables obligation” means the obligation specified in section 32 of the

 

Electricity Act 1989 (c.29);

 

“specified” means specified in the regulations.

 

(3)    

The renewable energy tariff shall set the reward level for each kilowatt hour of

 

energy produced by the renewable source and may—

 

(a)    

be set at different levels for different levels for different types of

 

renewable source;

 

(b)    

apply to metered energy produced and/or to metered energy exported

 

onto public gas or electricity networks;

 

(c)    

apply to sizes of renwable sources specified in the regulations;


 
 

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(d)    

be varied at different times as prescribed in the order or in successive

 

orders;

 

(e)    

make provision for the payment and incidence of the costs of connection

 

of small-scale generators to public networks.

 

(4)    

The descriptions of energy supplier upon which an order may impose the

 

payment of a renewable energy tariff are those supplying electricity or gas—

 

(a)    

in Great Britain;

 

(b)    

in England and Wales;

 

(c)    

in Scotland; or

 

(d)    

in Northern Ireland

 

excluding such categories of supplier as are specified.

 

(5)    

The regulations shall specify—

 

(a)    

the renewable sources in respect of which renewable energy tariffs shall

 

apply;

 

(b)    

the tariff applicable to each renewable source;

 

(c)    

the maximum level of electricity generation in respect of which the

 

renewable energy tariff shall apply;

 

(d)    

which persons and installations generating from renewable sources shall

 

be eligible for the renewable energy tariff, and any provisions to exclude

 

installations accredited under the renewables obligation;

 

(e)    

the terms and duration of the renewable energy tariff arrangements;

 

(f)    

how the amount of energy produced and upon which the renewable

 

energy tariff is payable shall be measured, determined or deemed;

 

(g)    

provisions for the regulation of renewable energy tariff arrangements by

 

a designated body;

 

(h)    

provision for the Secretary of State to report periodically on the

 

effectiveness of the regulations made hereunder;

 

(i)    

any necessary amendment to distribution licences or supply licences held

 

by any person; and

 

(j)    

such other provisions as may be required for the efficient, cost-effective

 

and transparent operation of the renewable energy tariff.

 

(6)    

Before making regulations under this section, the Secretary of State must

 

consult—

 

(a)    

the Authority;

 

(b)    

the energy suppliers to whom the proposed order may apply;

 

(c)    

representatives of renewable energy producers to whom the proposed

 

order would apply; and

 

(d)    

such other persons, if any, as he considers appropriate.

 

(7)    

Regulations under this section shall not be made unless a draft of the instrument

 

containing it has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of

 

Parliament.’.

 


 
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