Energy Bill Explanatory Notes

HC 100-EN

TSO (The Stationery Office)

The Energy Bill explanatory notes are intended to assist the reader of the bill and to help inform debate on it.

The Bill itself establishes a legislative framework for delivering secure, affordable and low carbon energy.

At its core is the need to ensure that, with a fifth of the UK's electricity generating capacity due to close this decade, the UK remains able to generate enough energy to meet its needs, even if demand increases.

Doing this while also decarbonising requires significant investment in new infrastructure to be brought forward - over 100 billion - and new schemes to be integrated to ensure this investment is secured.

The main areas covered in the Bill are:

  • Electricity market reform

  • Nuclear regulation

  • Government Pipe-line and Storage System (GPSS)

  • Strategy and policy statement

  • Authorisation of spending in relation to electricity market reform

Extent TBC ISBN 9780215050236
Size A4 Price £9.00
Format Paperback Published 29 Nov 2012
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