Energy Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 7:52 pm on 12th April 2016.

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Lord Grantchester’s Amendment to the Motion on Commons Amendment 9

Moved by Lord Grantchester

As an amendment to the Motion that this House do agree with the Commons in their Amendment 9, at end insert “, and do propose Amendments 9A to 9D in lieu of the words so left out of the Bill”.

9A: Clause 80, insert the following new Clause— Review of calculation of net UK carbon account(1) The Secretary of State must carry out a review of whether it is appropriate for the calculation of the net UK carbon account for the 2028—2032 budgetary period, and subsequent budgetary periods, to take into account the crediting and debiting of carbon units as a result of the operation of—(a) the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme, or(b) any amendment of, or replacement for, that scheme that the Secretary of State considers may have effect for the budgetary periods to which the review relates.(2) When carrying out the review the Secretary of State must take into account—(a) any representations made by the other national authorities, (b) scientific knowledge about climate change,(c) technology relevant to climate change, (d) economic circumstances,(e) fiscal circumstances,(f) social circumstances, (g) energy policy, and(h) circumstances at European and international level.(3) Nothing in subsection (2) is to be read as restricting the matters that the Secretary of State may take into account.(4) The review must be published, in such manner as the Secretary of State considers appropriate, no later than 31 December 2016.(5) In this section “European Union Emissions Trading Scheme” means the scheme established under Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC, as implemented by the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/3038). (6) Expressions used in this section and in Part 1 of the Climate Change Act 2008 have the same meanings as in that Part.”

9B: Clause 83, page 48, line 3, leave out “Part 4 comes” and insert “Parts 4 and 6 come”

9C: Clause 84, page 48, line 12, at end insert—“(2A) Part 6 extends to England and Wales only.”

9D: Page 48, line 13, leave out “subsection (2)” and insert “subsections (2) and (2A)”