New Clause 3 - Renewable heat

Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:15 pm on 9 February 2006.

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‘(1)It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to take such steps as he considers appropriate to promote the use of heat produced from renewable sources.

(2)For the purposes of subsection (1), heat produced by any plant is produced from renewable sources to the extent that the plant is fuelled by renewable sources.

(3)The steps which the Secretary of State may take for the purposes of subsection (1) include, in particular, steps for the purpose of promoting—

(a)the installation of plant which is or may be fuelled by renewable sources,

(b)the adaptation of plant so as to enable it to be fuelled by renewable sources, or

(c)the production of heat by plant which is fuelled partly by renewable sources and partly by other sources.

(4)In this section—

Brought up, and read the First and Second time.

Amendment proposed to the proposed new clause, (b), at end insert—

‘(3A)The Secretary of State shall lay before Parliament an annual report on—

(a)steps that he has taken to promote renewable heat and any steps that at the time of the report he proposes to take; and

(b)the effect of any steps taken by him and an assessment of any steps specified in the report that he proposes to take.’.—[Mark Lazarowicz.]

Question, That the amendment be made, put and negatived.

Clause added to the Bill.