Report (2nd Day)

Part of Energy Bill [HL] – in the House of Lords at 5:59 pm on 21st October 2015.

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Photo of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales 5:59 pm, 21st October 2015

I am certainly not pushing this amendment.

Amendments 78RA to 78RG, as amendments to Amendment 78R, not moved.

Amendment 78R not moved.

Amendment 78S

Moved by Baroness Worthington

78S: After Clause 66, insert the following new Clause—

“Decarbonisation obligation

(1) Within six months of the coming into force of this Act, the Secretary of State must bring forward regulations for a “decarbonisation obligation”.

(2) A “decarbonisation obligation” means the level of carbon intensity of electricity generation in the United Kingdom that a relevant supplier may not exceed in respect of the total kilowatt hours of electricity that it supplies to customers in England and Wales during a given year.

(3) In setting a decarbonisation obligation, the Secretary of State must first obtain and take account of advice from the Committee on Climate Change.

(4) Under this section, a “relevant supplier” refers to electricity suppliers supplying electricity in the United Kingdom.”