Energy Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 8:15 pm on 12th April 2016.

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Baroness Worthington’s Amendment to the Motion on Commons Amendment 9

Moved by Baroness Worthington

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

9E: Clause 80, insert the following new Clause—“Review of calculation of net UK carbon account (No. 2)(1) The Secretary of State must lay before Parliament revised regulations relating to carbon accounting under section 27(3) of the Climate Change Act 2008.(2) Before laying such regulations 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.(3) When carrying out the review the Secretary of State must take into account—(a) advice from the Committee on Climate Change,(b) any representations made by the other national authorities, (c) scientific knowledge about climate change,(d) technology relevant to climate change,(e) economic circumstances, (f) fiscal circumstances,(g) social circumstances,(h) energy policy, and(i) circumstances at European and international level.(4) Nothing in subsection (3) is to be read as restricting the matters that the Secretary of State may take into account.(5) The review must be published, in such manner as the Secretary of State considers appropriate, no later than one year after the passing of this Act.(6) The Secretary of State must lay the regulations under subsection (1) no later than 31 December 2017.(7) A statutory instrument containing regulations under subsection (1) may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.”