New Clause 32 - Promotion of reductions in carbon emissions: electricity distributors and suppliers

Part of Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 6:15 pm on 28 February 2006.

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‘(1)Section 41A of the Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29) (promotion of the efficient use by consumers of electricity) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)for “energy efficiency target” substitute “carbon emissions reduction target”, and

(b)for “an “energy efficiency obligation”” substitute “a “carbon emissions reduction obligation””.

(3)For subsection (2) substitute—

“(2)In this section “carbon emissions reduction target” means a target for the promotion of—

(a)measures for improving energy efficiency, that is to say, efficiency in the use by consumers of electricity, gas conveyed through pipes or any other source of energy which is specified in the order;

(b)if the order so provides—

(i)measures for increasing the amount of electricity generated, or heat produced, by microgeneration;

(ii)any other measures of a description specified in the order for increasing the amount of electricity generated, or heat produced, using low-emissions sources or technologies;

(iii)measures for reducing the consumption of such energy as is mentioned in paragraph (a).”

(4)After subsection (12), add—

“(13)In this section “microgeneration” and “plant” have the same meanings as in section 82 of the Energy Act 2004 (Secretary of State’s strategy for promotion of microgeneration).

(14)For the purposes of subsection (2)(b)(ii), electricity is generated, or heat is produced, using low-emissions sources or technologies if it is generated, or produced, by plant which relies wholly or mainly on a source of energy or a technology mentioned in subsection (7) of section 82 of the Energy Act 2004.”.’.—[Malcolm Wicks.]