New Clause 14 - Parish councils: power to set up local energy schemes

Part of Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:15 pm ar 9 Chwefror 2006.

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‘(1)Subject to this section a parish council (or community council in Wales) may establish or assist in the establishment of a local energy scheme.

(2)If a parish council (or community council in Wales) is satisfied that a local energy scheme would—

(a)assist with the purposes of this Act,

(b)help promote local employment,

(c)generate economic activity within its area, or

(d)in any other way encourage or assist with measures to reverse community decline,

then that council may establish or assist in the establishment of a local energy scheme.

(3)Two or more such councils may jointly establish or assist in the establishment of a local energy scheme.

(4)In this section a local energy scheme is a scheme which—

(a)improves energy efficiency, or generates sustainable energy primarily for consumption, in the area or areas of the council or councils concerned; and

(b)is situated in the area or areas of the council or councils concerned.’.—[Gregory Barker.]