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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  • Division number 214
    A majority of MPs voted against delaying the exclusion of electricity generated by onshore wind turbines from suppliers' obligations to provide certain amounts of electricity generated by renewable means.

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 Energy Bill [Lords] — Clause 79 — Onshore wind power: closure of renewables obligation on 31 March 2016

A majority of MPs voted against delaying the exclusion of electricity generated by onshore wind turbines from suppliers' obligations to provide certain amounts of electricity generated by renewable means.

Aye: 183 MPs

No: 270 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.