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New Clause 8 — Decarbonisation target range

Energy Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 7:30 pm on 14th March 2016.

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  • Division number 217
    A majority of MPs voted against setting a decarbonisation target for the UK within six months of June 2016 and to review it annually thereafter.

“(1) Section 1 of the Energy Act 2013 is amended as follows.

(2) Leave out subsection (2) and insert—

“(2) The Secretary of State must by order (“a decarbonisation order”) set a decarbonisation target range, which shall be reviewed annually thereafter.”

(3) Leave out subsection (5) and insert—

“(5) The decarbonisation order shall be made within six months of the adoption of the fifth carbon budget set by virtue of the duty of the Secretary of State under section 4 (2) (b) of the climate Change Act 2008.”” —(Dr Whitehead.)

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

The House divided:

Ayes 227, Noes 272.

Division number 217 Energy Bill — New Clause 8 — Setting a Decarbonisation Target Range

A majority of MPs voted against setting a decarbonisation target for the UK within six months of June 2016 and to review it annually thereafter.

Aye: 227 MPs

No: 272 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 146 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.