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Here you can browse the Amendments to the Utilities Bill to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 10
 
  
BY THE LORD EZRA
THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 7, leave out lines 24 to 27 and insert--
 
    ("(1)  The Secretary of State shall issue guidance to enable the Authority to contribute to the attainment of any social or environmental policies, in particular policies to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases in line with the target of a 20% cut in carbon dioxide emissions by the year 2010 and any subsequent climate change targets that are adopted and any other targets set out or referred to in the guidance.")
 
  
Clause 14
 
  
BY THE LORD EZRA
THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 10, leave out lines 33 to 36 and insert--
 
    ("(1)  The Secretary of State shall issue guidance to enable the Authority to contribute to the attainment of any social or environmental policies, in particular policies to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases in line with the target of a 20% cut in carbon dioxide emissions by the year 2010 and any subsequent climate change targets that are adopted and any other targets set out or referred to in the guidance.")
 
  
Clause 61
 
  
BY THE LORD HARDY OF WATH
 
     Page 62, line 28, after ("sources") insert ("or from the application of clean coal technology") 
     Page 62, line 43, after ("sources") insert ("or the application of clean coal technology") 
  
After Clause 64
 
  
BY THE LORD EZRA
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  After section 32C of the 1989 Act there is inserted--Obligation in connection with electricity from clean coal sources.
 Obligation in connection with electricity from clean coal sources.     
     (2)  The descriptions of electricity supplier upon which an order may impose the clean coal obligation are those supplying electricity--
    (a)  in Great Britain;
    (b)  in England and Wales; or
    (c)  in Scotland,
excluding such categories of supplier (if any) as are specified.
 
    (3)  Subject to the provisions of this section, the clean coal obligation is that the designated electricity supplier must, before a specified day (or before each of several specified days, or before a specified day in each year), produce to the Authority evidence of a specified kind showing--
    (a)  that it has supplied to customers in Great Britain during a specified period such amount of electricity generated by using clean coal sources as is specified in relation to such a supplier; or
    (b)  that another electricity supplier has done so (or that two or more others have done so); or
    (c)  that, between them, they have done so.
    (4)  Evidence of the supply of electricity may not be produced more than once in relation to the same electricity.
 
    (5)  In the case of electricity generated by a generating station fuelled or driven partly by clean coal sources and partly by fossil fuel, only the proportion attributable to the clean coal sources can count towards discharging the clean coal obligation."")
 
 
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