Clause 10 - Renewable heat obligation

Part of Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 5:00 pm ar 25 Ionawr 2006.

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Photo of Joe Benton Joe Benton Llafur, Bootle 5:00, 25 Ionawr 2006

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: Government new clause 3—Renewable heat—

(1) It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to take such steps as he considers appropriate to promote the use of heat produced from renewable sources.(2)For the purposes of subsection (1), heat produced by any plant is produced from renewable sources to the extent that the plant is fuelled by renewable sources.

(3)The steps which the Secretary of State may take for the purposes of subsection (1) include, in particular, steps for the purpose of promoting—

(a)the installation of plant which is or may be fuelled by renewable sources,

(b)the adaptation of plant so as to enable it to be fuelled by renewable sources, or

(c)the production of heat by plant which is fuelled partly by renewable sources and partly by other sources.

(4)In this section—

“fossil fuel” means coal, substances produced directly or indirectly from coal, lignite, natural gas, crude liquid petroleum, or petroleum products (and “natural gas” and “petroleum products” have the same meanings as in the Energy Act 1976 (c.76));

“plant” includes any equipment, apparatus or appliance;

“renewable sources” means sources of energy other than fossil fuel or nuclear fuel.’.

And the following amendments thereto: (a), at end of subsection (1) insert—

‘(1A)Before taking any such steps the Secretary of State shall satisfy himself as to—

(a)the most cost effective; and

(b)the most practicable, method or methods of promoting heat from renewable sources.

(1B)The Secretary of State shall publish in whatever form he sees fit his conclusions reached pursuant to subsection (1A).’.

(b), at end of subsection (3)(c) insert—

‘(3A)The Secretary of State shall lay before Parliament an annual report on—

(a)steps that he has taken to promote renewable heat and any steps that at the time of the report he proposes to take; and

(b)the effect of any steps taken by him and an assessment of any steps specified in the report that he proposes to take.’.

Government amendment No. 14