New Clause 8 — Decarbonisation target range

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

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“(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.