On 16 March 2011, the Energy Bill was introduced into the House of Commons with its First Reading. The Second Reading was heard on 10 May with Committee sessions being held in June.
The Bill was first introduced into the Lords in December last year. During the various stages a number of points were raised and the minister gave a number of reassurances to address these.
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 has been sought to implement, for example, the findings of the Electricity Market Reform Programme.
The next stage of the Bill is Report Stage. Future parliamentary business is not yet confirmed, but we hope to get an early slot after summer recess. This would not affect the original timetable for the autumn Green Deal consultation on the secondary regulations.
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Energy Bill and associated documentation and records
The Energy Bill page on the UK Parliament website provides copies of the relevant documentation and details the progress of the Bill, showing the remaining stages and gives a readout from the sessions that have taken place.
The Hansard records associated with the Bill's progress are listed below:
Green Deal: Energy Bill Commons Committee Stage documents
The following three documents will be discussed in the Energy Bill's House of Commons Committee stage.
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
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