Energy Bill

Amendments
to be moved
in grand committee

Clause 1

BARONESS VERMA

 

Page 1, line 6, leave out “Great Britain” and insert “the United Kingdom”

LORD OXBURGH

 

Page 1, line 8, leave out “may” and insert “must”

 

Page 1, line 8, leave out “or amend”

 

Page 1, line 9, leave out “in relation to a year” and insert “for the year 2030”

BARONESS VERMA

 

Page 1, line 11, leave out “Great Britain” and insert “the United Kingdom”

LORD OXBURGH

 

Page 2, line 1, leave out subsection (5) and insert—

“(5)   A decarbonisation order must be made by 1 April 2014.”

 

Page 2, line 6, leave out “A decarbonisation order” and insert “The Secretary of
State”

 

Page 2, line 7, leave out “the Secretary of State” and insert “him”

 

Page 2, line 9, at end insert—

“(6A)    When setting or amending a decarbonisation target range, the Secretary of
State must first obtain and take into account advice from the Committee on
Climate Change.

(6B)   As soon as is reasonably practicable after giving advice to the Secretary of
State, the Committee on Climate Change must publish that advice in such
manner as it considers appropriate.

(6C)   If in setting or amending a decarbonisation target range, the Secretary of
State makes provision different from that recommended by the Committee
on Climate Change, the Secretary of State must publish a statement setting
out the reasons for the decision.”

BARONESS VERMA

 

Page 2, line 27, after “consult” insert “the Department of Enterprise, Trade and
Investment,”

Clause 2

LORD OXBURGH

 

Page 2, line 30, leave out subsection (1) and insert—

“( )   The following matters must be taken into account—

(a)   by the Secretary of State in coming to any decision under this Part
relating to decarbonisation target ranges, and

(b)   by the Committee on Climate Change in considering its advice in
relation to any such decisions.”

BARONESS VERMA

 

Page 2, line 42, leave out “Great Britain” and insert “the United Kingdom”

 

Page 2, line 43, leave out “and Scotland” and insert “, Scotland and Northern
Ireland”

Clause 3

LORD OXBURGH

 

Page 3, line 4, at end insert—

“(1A)    If at any time it appears that the proposals and policies set out in the report
in subsection (1) will or may not achieve the 2030 target, the report shall be
amended so as to achieve the 2030 target.”

BARONESS VERMA

 

Page 3, line 6, after “consult” insert “the Department of Enterprise, Trade and
Investment,”

 

Page 3, line 14, leave out “Great Britain” and insert “the United Kingdom”

 

Page 3, line 31, after “to” insert “the Department of Enterprise, Trade and
Investment,”

Clause 4

BARONESS VERMA

 

Page 3, line 34, leave out “Great Britain” and insert “the United Kingdom”

 

Page 3, line 36, leave out “Great Britain” and insert “the United Kingdom”

 

Page 3, line 43, leave out “Great Britain” and insert “the United Kingdom”

 

Page 3, line 44, leave out “Great Britain” and insert “the United Kingdom”

 

Page 4, line 10, leave out “Great Britain” and insert “the United Kingdom”

 

Page 4, line 11, leave out “Great Britain” and insert “the United Kingdom”

 

Page 4, line 26, after “consult” insert “the Department of Enterprise, Trade and
Investment,”

Clause 119

LORD JUDD

 

Page 89, line 38, at end insert—

“( )   Before designating a statement for the purposes of this Part, the Secretary
of State must carry out an appraisal of the sustainability of the policy set
out in the statement.”

Clause 120

LORD JUDD

 

Page 90, line 14, at end insert—

“( )   The Authority must demonstrate that it has complied with its general
environmental duties, including section 11A of the National Parks and
Access to the Countryside Act 1949, to have regard to National Park
purposes and obligations under European wildlife directives.”

Clause 122

LORD JUDD

 

Page 92, line 15, leave out paragraph (d) and insert—

“(d)   an independent strategic energy commission comprised of energy,
engineering and economic experts”

 

Page 92, line 15, at end insert—

“( )   a panel of non-governmental organisations representing the wider
community of interests including land management, planning,
conservation and consumer groups”

 

Page 92, line 15, at end insert—

“( )   such other persons as the Secretary of State considers appropriate”

 

Page 92, line 32, at end insert—

“(13)   Before amending the strategy and policy statement, the Secretary of State
must carry out an appraisal of the sustainability of the policy set out in the
proposed amendment of a statement under subsection (6)(a).”

Clause 123

LORD JUDD

 

Page 93, line 1, at end insert—

“( )   an independent strategic energy commission comprised of energy
and economic experts”

 

Page 93, line 1, at end insert—

“( )   a panel of non-governmental organisations representing the wider
community interest, including land management, planning and
conservation groups”

 

Page 93, line 17, at end insert—

“( )   a statement setting out how the strategy and policy statement
relates to other statements of government policy on energy, such as
national policy statements and other strategic national policies
including, for example, on transport and communications”

Clause 125

LORD JUDD

 

Page 94, line 16, at end insert—

“( )   the ways in which the Authority has had regard to the
obligations imposed under the European Landscape
Convention”

Clause 140

BARONESS VERMA

 

Page 108, line 20, at end insert—

“( )   Part 1 (decarbonisation);”

Prepared 26th June 2013