New Schedule - ‘Amendments consequential on sections (promotion of reductions in carbon emissions: gas transporters and suppliers) and (promotion of reductions in carbon emissions: electricity distributors and suppliers)

Part of Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 6:30 pm on 28 February 2006.

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Gas Act 1986 (c. 44) 1The Gas Act 1986 (c.44) is amended as provided in paragraphs 2 and 3. 2(1)Section 33BC (promotion of the efficient use by consumers of gas) is amended as follows. (2)For the sidenote substitute “Promotion of reductions in carbon emissions: gas transporters and gas suppliers”. (3)In subsection (3), for “energy efficiency targets” substitute “carbon emissions reduction targets”. (4)In subsection (5)— (a)for “energy efficiency obligations”, in the first place it occurs, substitute “carbon emissions reduction obligations”, (b)in paragraph (b), for “an energy efficiency target” substitute “a carbon emissions reduction target”,

1The Gas Act 1986 (c.44) is amended as provided in paragraphs 2 and 3.

2(1)Section 33BC (promotion of the efficient use by consumers of gas) is amended as follows.

(2)For the sidenote substitute “Promotion of reductions in carbon emissions: gas transporters and gas suppliers”.

(3)In subsection (3), for “energy efficiency targets” substitute “carbon emissions reduction targets”.

(4)In subsection (5)—

(a)for “energy efficiency obligations”, in the first place it occurs, substitute “carbon emissions reduction obligations”,

(c)in paragraph (c), after “efficiency” insert “, increases in the amount of electricity generated, or heat produced, by microgeneration or otherwise using low-emissions sources or technologies or reductions in energy consumption”,

(d)in paragraphs (d) and (f), for “energy efficiency obligations” substitute “carbon emissions reduction obligations”, and

(e)in paragraph (e)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (i), for “energy efficiency target” substitute “carbon emissions reduction target”, and

(ii)in sub-paragraph (ii), after “efficiency” insert “, increase in the amount of electricity generated, or heat produced, by microgeneration or otherwise using low-emissions sources or technologies or reduction in energy consumption”.

(5)In subsection (6), for “energy efficiency obligation” substitute “carbon emissions reduction obligation”.

(6)In subsection (7), for “energy efficiency target” in each of paragraphs (a), (b), (d) and (e) substitute “carbon emissions reduction target”.

3In section 33DA(1)(a)(ii) (publication of statistical information relating to performance in respect of energy efficiency obligations), for “energy efficiency obligations” substitute “carbon emissions reduction obligations”.

Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29) 4The Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29) is amended as provided in paragraphs 5 and 6. 5(1)Section 41A (promotion of the efficient use by consumers of electricity) is amended as follows. (2)For the sidenote substitute “Promotion of reductions in carbon emissions: electricity distributors and electricity suppliers”. (3)In subsection (3), for “energy efficiency targets” substitute “carbon emissions reduction targets”. (4)In subsection (5)— (a)for “energy efficiency obligations”, in the first place it occurs, substitute “carbon emissions reduction obligations”, (b)in paragraph (b), for “an energy efficiency target” substitute “a carbon emissions reduction target”,

4The Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29) is amended as provided in paragraphs 5 and 6.

5(1)Section 41A (promotion of the efficient use by consumers of electricity) is amended as follows.

(2)For the sidenote substitute “Promotion of reductions in carbon emissions: electricity distributors and electricity suppliers”.

(3)In subsection (3), for “energy efficiency targets” substitute “carbon emissions reduction targets”.

(4)In subsection (5)—

(a)for “energy efficiency obligations”, in the first place it occurs, substitute “carbon emissions reduction obligations”,

(c)in paragraph (c), after “efficiency” insert “, increases in the amount of electricity generated, or heat produced, by microgeneration or otherwise using low-emissions sources or technologies or reductions in energy consumption”,

(d)in paragraphs (d) and (f), for “energy efficiency obligations” substitute “carbon emissions reduction obligations”, and

(e)in paragraph (e)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (i), for “energy efficiency target” substitute “carbon emissions reduction target”, and

(ii)in sub-paragraph (ii), after “efficiency” insert “, increase in the amount of electricity generated, or heat produced, by microgeneration or otherwise using low-emissions sources or technologies or reduction in energy consumption”.

(5)In subsection (6), for “energy efficiency obligation” substitute “carbon emissions reduction obligation”.

(6)In subsection (7), for “energy efficiency target” in each of paragraphs (a), (b), (d) and (e) substitute “carbon emissions reduction target”.

6In section 42AA(1)(a)(ii) (publication of statistical information relating to performance in respect of energy efficiency obligations), for “energy efficiency obligations” substitute “carbon emissions reduction obligations”.

Utilities Act 2000 (c. 27) 7(1)Section 103 of the Utilities Act 2000 (c. 27) (overall energy efficiency targets) is amended as follows. (2)In the sidenote, for “energy efficiency targets” substitute “carbon emissions reduction targets”. (3)In subsection (1)— (a)in each of paragraphs (a) and (b), for “energy efficiency requirements for” substitute “promotion of reductions in carbon emissions:”, and (b)for “improvements in energy efficiency” substitute “the measures mentioned in subsection (2) of each of those sections”.

7(1)Section 103 of the Utilities Act 2000 (c. 27) (overall energy efficiency targets) is amended as follows.

(2)In the sidenote, for “energy efficiency targets” substitute “carbon emissions reduction targets”.

(3)In subsection (1)—

(a)in each of paragraphs (a) and (b), for “energy efficiency requirements for” substitute “promotion of reductions in carbon emissions:”, and

(4)In subsection (3), for “energy efficiency targets” substitute “carbon emissions reduction targets”.’. —[Malcolm Wicks.]