Clause 80 — Onshore wind power: circumstances in which certificates may be issued after 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 215
    A majority of MPs voted against using a planning committee decision date, rather than the date planning permission was formally granted, as the cut-off date for allowing electricity generated from onshore wind turbines to be counted towards supplier's obligations to provide a certain amount of electricity generated from renewable sources.

Amendment proposed: 8, page 50, line 46, at end insert—

‘( ) evidence that—

(i) an application for 1990 Act permission or 1997 Act permission was made on or before 18 June 2015 for the station or for additional capacity,

(ii) the relevant planning authority resolved to grant 1990 Act permission or 1997 Act permission on or before 18 June 2015,

(iii) 1990 Act permission or 1997 Act permission was granted after 18 June 2015, and

(iv) any conditions as to the time period within which the development to which the permission relates must be begun have not been breached.”—(Philip Boswell.)

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 229, Noes 271.

Division number 215 Energy Bill [Lords] — Clause 80 — Onshore wind power: circumstances in which certificates may be issued after 31 March 2016

A majority of MPs voted against using a planning committee decision date, rather than the date planning permission was formally granted, as the cut-off date for allowing electricity generated from onshore wind turbines to be counted towards supplier's obligations to provide a certain amount of electricity generated from renewable sources.

Aye: 227 MPs

No: 271 MPs

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Absent: 0 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.

More than two hours having elapsed since the commencement of proceedings on consideration, the proceedings were interrupted (Programme Order, this day).

The Deputy Speaker put forthwith the Question necessary for the disposal of the business at that time (Standing Order No. 83E).