New Clause 15 — Emissions performance standard

Public Bodies (Procurement of Seafood) – in the House of Commons at 6:00 pm on 24th February 2010.

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'(1) The Secretary of State may by regulation introduce an Emissions Performance Standard to apply to new electricity generation plant.

(2) In this section "Emission Performance Standard" means a restriction on the amount of carbon dioxide that electricity generation plant can emit.

(3) In setting such a level, the Secretary of State must take account of the latest information available to him on-

(a) the most up-to-date scientific knowledge about climate change;

(b) the advice of the Committee on Climate Change, particularly in relation to carbon budgets, medium and long-term emission reduction targets, and future emissions from the electricity generating sector;

(c) the affordability of electricity prices for consumers; and

(d) national energy security.

(4) The Secretary of State must set out his proposals for consultation within six months of the passage of this Act, with final proposals to be placed before Parliament within 12 months.'.- (Alan Simpson.)

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Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.

The House divided: Ayes 244, Noes 252.

Division number 86

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Question accordingly negatived.