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The Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Amendment Order 2008

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2008 No. 132

ELECTRICITY

The Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Amendment Order 2008

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18th March 2008

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1st April 2008

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 32 and 32A of the Electricity Act 1989(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with section 32(7) of that Act, the Scottish Ministers have consulted the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority, the Gas and Electricity Consumer Council, electricity suppliers to whom this Order applies, and such generators of electricity from renewable sources and other persons as they consider appropriate.

In accordance with section 32(9) of that Act, a draft of this instrument has been laid before and approved by resolution of the Scottish Parliament.

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1989 c. 29. Section 62 of the Utilities Act 2000 (c. 27) substituted a new section 32 of the Electricity Act 1989 for the section 32 which was originally enacted. The new section 32 of the Electricity Act 1989 has subsequently been amended by sections 115 and 119 of the Energy Act 2004 (c. 20) and section 24 of the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2006 (c. 19) (“the 2006 Act”). Section 63 of the Utilities Act 2000 inserted new section 32A of the Electricity Act 1989, which has been amended by section 119 of the Energy Act 2004 and section 24 of the 2006 Act. The functions of the Secretary of State, in respect of sections 32 to 32A (as most recently amended by the 2006 Act) were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of the Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) (No. 3) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/3258), article 2.

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