‘(1) The Secretary of State must prepare and publish an annual report on the extent to which—
(a) green deal plans under Chapter 1 of Part 1, and
(b) the energy company obligations provisions,
have contributed to the Secretary of State fulfilling the duty under section 4(1)(b) of the Climate Change Act 2008 (carbon budgeting).
(2) The “energy company obligations provisions” means—
(a) sections 33BC and 33BD of the Gas Act 1986 and sections 41A and 41B of the Electricity Act 1989 (promotion of reductions in carbon emissions and home-heating costs),
(b) sections 103 and 103A of the Utilities Act 2000 (overall carbon emissions and home-heating cost reduction targets), and
(c) section 103B of the Utilities Act 2000 (Secretary of State’s power to require information about carbon emissions and home-heating cost reduction targets).
(3) The first report under this section must be published before the end of 2014.
(4) The Secretary of State must lay before Parliament a copy of each report under this section.’.—(Gregory Barker.)