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Offshore Wind - Private Notice Question (11 Sep 2023)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, given the Government’s monumental failure—and they were warned about it, as has been said around this House—to attract any interest whatever from the energy sector in their recent CfD bidding process for offshore wind projects, can we assume there will not be any similar complacency when it comes to developing onshore wind projects, which, in light of the current failure, must...

Decarbonisation - Question (13 Jul 2023)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, the Government’s IDDI consultation, which the noble Baroness, Lady Blackstone, referred to, sets out four levels that are being considered. The Government make a firm statement about their policies achieving levels 1 and 2. With level 3, the Government say that they are minded to achieve it. As for level 4, which is about achieving the UK’s decarbonisation objectives, the...

Cement Industry: Carbon Dioxide - Question (12 Jul 2023)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, I too agree with the Minister that the concrete industry accounts for approximately 1.5% of emissions in this country. Globally, the figure rises to 8%, as the noble Lord, Lord Lucas, said. Last year, a report from the Low Carbon Concrete Group suggested that the UK concrete industry could become a carbon sink by the 2040s. Welcome though this prediction is, we must recognise that...

COP 28 - Question (17 May 2023)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, the Government have already set out some of their priorities for COP 28, one of which is to actively follow up on the phase-down of coal and the phase-out of all fossil fuels. The recent words of COP 28 president Sultan Al Jaber have been widely interpreted as meaning using carbon capture and storage to capture CO2 emissions and not completely phase out fossil fuels. What...

Climate Change: Net Zero Strategy - Question ( 3 May 2023)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, following the Minister’s answer to the noble Baroness, Lady Jones, the Government are currently way off track to meet their sixth carbon budget for 2033 to 2037. This is a crucial period once the low-hanging fruit has all been picked. What additional measures are the Government considering to ensure that the harder to abate sectors deliver the necessary reductions in large-scale...

Energy Bill [HL] - Third Reading: Motion (24 Apr 2023)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, this huge Bill leaves the House in far better shape than when it arrived. A combination of Labour, the Liberal Democrats, other parties, individuals and, most importantly, Cross-Benchers have secured measures that should see ISOP’s independence assured, community energy export markets develop, warmer homes and an efficiency plan to achieve that, the Gas and Electricity Markets...

Powering Up Britain - Statement (19 Apr 2023)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, the papers published before the Easter Recess represent, as my friend Ed Miliband said in the other place, a Groundhog Day of reannouncements, reheated policy and no new investment. The Government continue to fail to acknowledge the scale of the climate crisis and the need for urgent action rather than baby steps. The biggest indictment is an admission that the policies announced do...

Energy Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 138A (17 Apr 2023)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, I will briefly thank my noble friend Lord Berkeley for this amendment, which is asking the Government to introduce renewable liquid heating fuel obligations that mirror the renewable transport fuel obligations as a choice available for decarbonising heating. I do not know—perhaps the Government know—whether there is any reason why they cannot accept this proposal, given that...

Energy Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 97 (17 Apr 2023)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, these welcome amendments in the names of the noble Baroness, Lady Hayman, and the noble Lord, Lord Foster, are concerned with energy efficiency in homes and non-domestic premises. As the noble Lord, Lord Deben said, the Government have set statutory targets aimed at reducing carbon emissions, achieving net zero and improving energy efficiency in homes. There is consideration under...

Energy Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 69 (17 Apr 2023)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, this group of amendments from the noble Lord, Lord Teverson, my noble friend Lord Whitty and the noble Baroness, Lady Bennett, consider the circumstances of some of the vulnerable customers in the energy market, and the actions the Government might take to protect them from the vagaries of the market. Such actions range from a social tariff through to inhibiting the exploitation of...

Energy Bill [HL] - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 59 (17 Apr 2023)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, my understanding is that the Minister will confirm the Government’s support for an independent ISOP, as suggested by the noble Lord, Lord Teverson, and this being the case, we know no longer need to divide the House on our amendments. So, rather than listening to me putting forward the argument in favour of achieving this, I think we would be better served to listen to the...

Energy Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 53 (28 Mar 2023)

Lord Lennie: Could the Minister please write to me about the questions I asked about entering properties and whether further guidance will be published and available?

Energy Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 53 (28 Mar 2023)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Teverson, and all other noble Lords and Baronesses who have spoken. While I may agree with the noble Lord, Lord Teverson, that these trials are not a good thing, they are upon us and therefore we have to deal with what we face rather than what we might not have faced had we stopped the trials in the first place. I do not think the Government are about to...

Energy Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day): Amendment 22 (28 Mar 2023)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, as we have heard, these amendments relate to ensuring that regulations which make provision for a civil penalty must include the provision of a right of appeal to a court or tribunal against the imposition of such a penalty in a number of instances in the Bill, as recommended by the DPRRC. It is good news that the Government have accepted these recommendations. These amendments have...

Energy Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day): Amendment 13 (28 Mar 2023)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, this amendment would allow two other low-carbon fuels to be supported under the existing and forthcoming renewable transport fuel schemes. As we have heard, these are recycled carbon fuels and nuclear-derived fuels. While the noble Lord has created a degree of happiness with the noble Lord, Lord Ravensdale, some unhappiness still exists around the Chamber. These fuels can provide...

Energy Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day): Amendment 1 (28 Mar 2023)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, my thanks to noble Lords who have spoken in the debate: the noble Lords, Lord Ravensdale and Lord Teverson, and the noble Baronesses, Lady Hayman, Lady Altmann and Lady Bennett. I will quickly review what I think they said and set out our amendment. The noble Lord, Lord Ravensdale, set out the principal purpose for the Bill. Split in four ways, it will: increase energy systems’...

Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill - Third Reading (20 Mar 2023)

Lord Lennie: My Lords, I thank the Minister for taking through the Bill, which is a first for both the Minister and the country—our first trade deal signed following our exit from the European Union. The Minister’s enthusiasm for the Bill was always evident throughout its passage. We now have a trade arrangement with Australia and New Zealand. We will wait to see the overall and specific effects,...

Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill - Report: Amendment 1 (14 Mar 2023)

Lord Lennie: The TAC covering procurement seems to be a future possibility, and I welcome the Minister’s comments on it. On the questions of food standards and quality assurance that noble Lords have raised, we will wait and see. We will have a review in two years and a conclusion to that in five years, and we will find out whether the assurances that we seek on food standards have been maintained. I do...

Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill - Report: Amendment 2 (14 Mar 2023)

Lord Lennie: There is nothing to say; we agree. Amendment 2 agreed. Amendments 3 to 6 not moved. Clause 4: Extent, commencement and short title

Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill - Report: Amendment 7 (14 Mar 2023)

Lord Lennie: I rise briefly to speak to Amendments 7 and 8 in this group. These two amendments would sunset the ability to make amendments to two years after the law passes or the UK’s accession to the CPTPP. Incidentally, the Government previously said that accession would happen last year, but, as I am sure we are aware, it has not yet taken place. The Explanatory Notes to these deals state that each...


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