On 8 December 2010, the Energy Bill was introduced into the House of Lords with its First Reading. A press release has been issued outlining the content of the Bill. The Second Reading is scheduled for 22 December 2010.
The Energy Bill has been designed to provide for a step change in the provision of energy efficiency measures to homes and businesses, and make improvements to our framework to enable and secure, low carbon energy supplies and fair competition in the energy markets.
The Bill seeks to provide for some of the key elements of the Coalition’s Programme for Government and its first Annual Energy Statement. It is a first step in our legislative programme and further legislation will be sought to implement, for example, the findings of the Electricity Market Reform Programme.
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Energy Bill and Explanatory Notes
Copies of the Energy Bill and the associated explanatory notes can be downloaded from the UK Parliament website.
This aide memoire provides a brief overview of what is included in the Bill:
The following one / two page briefs provide more detail on each of the policy areas included in the Bill. Please note that these briefs may be subject to change.
Security of energy supplies
Low carbon generation
Miscellaneous and General
The Impact Assessments provide the costs and benefits associated with each of the policy areas included in the Bill.
Please note that there is no separate impact assessment in relation to the implementation of the enduring offshore electricity transmission regime beyond 2010 because the costs and benefits of using these powers have already been assessed in a published DECC impact assessment that accompanied the consultation.
The policy areas of Private Rented Sector, Energy Company Obligation and Energy Bills all form part of the overall Green Deal Impact Assessment.
Existing legislation in this area