New clause 11 - Chp targets

Sustainable Energy Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:00 am on 24th June 2003.

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'(1) Before the end of 2003, the Secretary of State must make a statement—

(a) specifying one or more CHP targets; and

(b) specifying the period that each CHP target is for.

(2) At any time after making the statement mentioned in subsection (1), the Secretary of State may make a further statement doing either or both of the following—

(a) specifying as mentioned in that subsection;

(b) revoking a CHP target contained in an earlier statement under this section.

(3) A CHP target is the percentage of the amount of electricity for government use in the period the target is for that the Secretary of State considers will be capable, at a reasonable cost to the government, of being supplied from CHP electricity.

(4) For the purposes of this section—

''amount of electricity for government use in the period the target is for'' means the amount of electricity that the Secretary of State estimates that the government will use in that period;

''CHP electricity'' means electricity that—

(a) is generated by a generating station which is operated for the purposes of producing heat, or a cooling effect, in association with electricity; and

(b) satisfies any other requirements specified in an order made by the Secretary of State.

(5) The Secretary of State may by order—

(a) specify the departments and other bodies which (taken together) are to constitute ''the government'' for the purposes of this section;

(b) provide for the exclusion from any estimation of the amount of electricity that the government will use in a period of—

(i) the use of electricity for purposes specified in the order or in circumstances so specified;

(ii) the use of electricity by any part of the government specified in the order.

(6) One of the periods specified under subsection (1)(b) must—

(a) begin with 1 January 2010; and

(b) end with 31st December 2010.

(7) The Secretary of State must lay any statement made under this section before Parliament.

(8) Any power to make an order under this section is exercisable by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(9) No proceedings may be brought to enforce any CHP target contained in a statement made under this section or otherwise to review any act done, or any failure to act, in relation to any such CHP target.'.—[Brian White.]

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.