Clause 79 — Onshore wind power: closure of renewables obligation on 31 March 2016

Energy Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 5:30 pm on 14th March 2016.

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Amendment proposed: 24, page 46, line 20, leave out “31 March 2016” and insert “1 March 2017”.— (Dr Whitehead.)

This amendment and amendments 25, 26, 40, 41, 42, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38 and 39 have the effect of closing the Renewables Obligation for onshore wind a month earlier than the original date set out in the Statutory Instrument: Renewables Obligation Closure Order 2014: 2388, rather than a year earlier, as the Bill does in its present form.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 183, Noes 270.

Division number 214

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Aye

No

Question accordingly negatived.