New Clause 36 - Renewables obligation: issue of green certificates: further provisions

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

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’(1) In section 32 of the Electricity Act 1989 (c.29) (obligation in connection with energy from renewable sources), in subsection (5), after ”supply” insert ”or other use”.

(2)In section 32A(3) of that Act (orders under section 32: supplementary)—

(a)omit “and” at the end of paragraph (a), and

(b)after paragraph (b) insert “and

(c)different provision in relation to generating stations of different descriptions,”.’.

(3)In section 116 of the Energy Act 2004 (c. 20) (issue of green certificates in Great Britain), omit subsection (4)(b) (which amends section 32B(2)(a) of the Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29)).

(4)The requirements of section 32(7) of the Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29) (consultation before making an order) may be satisfied in the case of an order containing provision made by virtue of section (Renewables obligation: issue of green certificates) or this section by consultation that took place wholly or partly before the commencement of that section or this section.

(5)The functions conferred by virtue of section (Renewables obligation: issue of green certificates) and this section on the Secretary of State are not to be exercisable by the Scottish Ministers, except in pursuance of an Order in Council made after the passing of this Act under section 63 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).’.—[Malcolm Wicks.]

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