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Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Wednesday 9th July 2008

 

Consideration of Bill


 

Climate Change Bill [Lords], As Amended

 

Steve Webb

 

Martin Horwood

 

1

 

Page  1,  line  6  [Clause  1],  leave out ‘60%’ and insert ‘80%’.

 

Steve Webb

 

Martin Horwood

 

2

 

Page  3,  line  29  [Clause  5],  leave out ‘26%’ and insert ‘35%’.

 

Steve Webb

 

Martin Horwood

 

3

 

Page  16,  line  13  [Clause  29],  leave out out from ‘kingdom’ to end of line 13.

 

Uk domestic effort

 

Steve Webb

 

Martin Horwood

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State must ensure that at least 50% of the effort undertaken for

 

compliance with section (1) is achieved by emissions reductions and domestic

 

removals by sinks.

 

(2)    

In this section “effort” means the difference between the present UK carbon

 

budget and the verified emissions for the previous budgetary period.’.

 

Steve Webb

 

Martin Horwood

 

4

 

Page  7,  line  16  [Clause  13],  leave out ‘Secretary of State’ and insert ‘Prime

 

Minister’.


 
 

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Steve Webb

 

Martin Horwood

 

5

 

Page  7,  line  33  [Clause  13],  leave out ‘Secretary of State’ and insert ‘Prime

 

Minister’.

 

Steve Webb

 

Martin Horwood

 

6

 

Page  19,  line  7  [Clause  35],  leave out ‘Secretary of State’ and insert ‘Prime

 

Minister’.

 

Steve Webb

 

Martin Horwood

 

7

 

Page  19,  line  11  [Clause  35],  leave out ‘Secretary of State’ and insert ‘Prime

 

Minister’.

 

Gregory Barker

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

8

 

Page  22,  line  6  [Clause  42],  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

Any regulations for trading schemes relating to greenhouse gases made under this

 

section shall differentiate between the carbon content of electricity generated

 

from renewable or low carbon sources and electricity generated from fossil fuel.’.

 

Gregory Barker

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

9

 

Page  57,  line  40  [Schedule  2],  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

The regulations shall ensure that—

 

(a)    

no participant is treated as being responsible for emissions included in or

 

caused by the activities of another participant (whether or not in the same

 

scheme);

 

(b)    

no activity is defined as including or as causing emissions caused by

 

another activity;

 

(c)    

consumers’ choice of suppliers is not restricted directly or indirectly by

 

the operation of the regulations;

 

(d)    

where any consumer elects to purchase electricity supplies from

 

suppliers who do not cause emissions in the generation of that electricity

 

or who cause emissions in the generation of that electricity at a level

 

lower than gas or coal fired electricity generation, that consumer is not

 

treated, for the purposes of the relevant scheme, as if he had not made

 

such a selection;

 

(e)    

any calculation of emissions associated with any unit of consumption of

 

electricity shall be based upon the actual energy source, and the actual

 

means of generation of that unit of consumption;

 

(f)    

any use of the electricity transmission grid for the purpose of the

 

distribution of electricity to consumers shall not affect the calculation of

 

the emissions attributable to the consumption of electricity by

 

consumers;


 
 

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(g)    

no measure is introduced that directly or indirectly dicourages consumer

 

purchase of or investment in energy supply from renewable sources

 

(including offsite self supply);

 

(h)    

schemes do not directly or indirectly dicriminate against energy supplied

 

from renewable or low carbon sources.’.

 

Electricity emissions labelling scheme

 

Gregory Barker

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The relevant national authority require suppliers of electricity products to

 

provide a system of labelling on customer and supplier communications in

 

respect of those products to provide transparency for consumers and businesses

 

on:—

 

(a)    

the source of energy used to produce those products; and

 

(b)    

the carbon dioxide content of those electricity products.’.

 

Trading and renewable electricity

 

Gregory Barker

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The relevant national authority shall ensure that organisations outside the energy

 

sector that invest in the on-site generation of renewable energy are able in relation

 

to that energy to—

 

(a)    

trade in renewable obligation certificates; and

 

(b)    

claim the carbon saved.’.

 

Investment in renewable electricity

 

Gregory Barker

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The relevant national authority shall ensure that arrangements introduced for

 

calculating—

 

(a)    

energy consumption; and

 

(b)    

UK emissions

 

shall, wherever possible, consistent with the principles of better regulation,

 

encourage investment in the generation of renewable electricity in the UK.’.


 
 

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Company reporting of greenhouse gas emissions

 

Mr Elliot Morley

 

Jon Trickett

 

Mr John Gummer

 

Steve Webb

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

Peter Bottomley

 

NC5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Any company that is required to produce a business review under section 417 of

 

the Companies Act 2006 (c.46) must have regard to any guidance issued under

 

section 80 of this Act when reporting on greenhouse gas emissions.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State may by order provide that any company that is required to

 

produce a business review that includes information on environment matters

 

(including the impact of the company’s business on the environment) under

 

section 417(5) of the Companies Act (c.46) must include information on

 

greenhouse gas emissions, and in doing so have regard to any guidance issued

 

under section 80 of this Act.

 

(3)    

The Secretary of State may by order provide that compliance with guidance

 

issued under Section 80 of this Act will be presumed to constitute compliance

 

with section 417 of the Companies Act 2006 (c.46).

 

(4)    

The Secretary of State must make provision under either subsection (2) or

 

subsection (3) before 1st April 2010.

 

(5)    

The expiry of the period mentioned in subsection (4) does not affect the power of

 

the Secretary of State to make further provision by order under subsections (2)

 

and (3).

 

(6)    

The Secretary of State shall, when setting carbon budget pursuant to section 4 of

 

this Act, lay before Parliament a report on any changes to any guidance issued

 

hereunder which the Secretary of State believes are necessary to promote the

 

achievement of any carbon targets.

 

(7)    

Any order under this section is subject to affirmative resolution procedure.’.

 

Mr Andrew Tyrie

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

10

 

Page  6,  line  31  [Clause  26],  leave out paragraph (h) and insert—

 

‘(h)    

levels of carbon emissions in (i) other EU states and (ii) internationally

 

relative to those in the United Kingdom.’.

 

Mr Andrew Tyrie

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

11

 

Page  2,  line  8  [Clause  2],  after ‘change’, insert—

 

‘( )    

levels of carbon emissions in major competitor countries relative to international

 

agreements on targets.’.


 
 

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Climate Change Bill [Lords] continued

 
 

Mr Andrew Tyrie

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

12

 

Page  4,  line  12  [Clause  6],  after ‘change’ insert—

 

‘( )    

levels of carbon emissions in major competitor countries relative to

 

international agreements on targets.’.

 


 
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