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Energy Act 1976

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Permanent and reserve powers for energy conservation and control

    1. 1.General control by order

    2. 2.Reserve power to control by government directions

    3. 3.Implementation of reserve powers

    4. 4.Other powers

    5. 5.Temporary relief from restrictive practices law

  3. Maintenance of fuel reserves

    1. 6.Bulk stocks of petroleum, etc.

    2. 7.Fuel stocks at power stations

  4. Offshore natural gas

    1. 8.Supply of offshore natural gas

    2. 9.Use and liquefaction of offshore natural gas

    3. 10.Supplementary provisions as to consents

    4. 11.Interpretation of ss.8 to 10

  5. Other measures for controlling energy sources and promoting economy

    1. 12.Disposal of gas by flaring, etc.

    2. 13.Restriction on obligation to supply gas

    3. 14.Fuelling of new and converted power stations

    4. 15.Passenger car fuel consumption

  6. Miscellaneous and general

    1. 16.Finance for power projects

    2. 17.Orders and directions

    3. 18.Administration, enforcement and offences

    4. 19.Penalties

    5. 20.Financial provision

    6. 21.Interpretation

    7. 22.Repeals and savings

    8. 23.Citation, commencement and extent

    1. Schedule 1

      Relaxations of Road Traffic and Transport Law Permissible under Section 4(2)

      1. 1.(1) A person acting under and in accordance with a...

      2. 2.A person acting under and in accordance with such an...

      3. 3.A person acting under and in accordance with such an...

      4. 4.(1) A person charged under section 143 of the Road...

    2. Schedule 2

      Administration and other matters

      1. Power to obtain information

        1. 1.(1) Subject to the provisions of this paragraph, the Secretary...

      2. Power to call for documents

        1. 2.(1) The powers of this paragraph are exercisable—

      3. Access to premises etc. for enforcement purposes

        1. 3.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, a person authorised by...

      4. Entry with warrant

        1. 4.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (4) below, if a justice of...

      5. Price control enforcement

        1. 5.(1) The Secretary of State may designate a local weights...

      6. Proceedings

        1. 6.(1) Proceedings for an offence of contravening or failing to...

      7. Non-disclosure of information

        1. 7.No information obtained by virtue of this Act shall be...

      8. Proof of documents

        1. 8.(1) Every document purporting to be an instrument made by...

    3. Schedule 3

      Community Obligations of which Breach is Punishable under this Act

    4. Schedule 4

      Repeals and Savings

      1. Part I Enactments Repealed

      2. Part II Savings for Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man

        1. 1.Section 4 of the Fuel and Electricity (Control) Act 1973,...

        2. 2.The 1973 Act remains in force— (a) in its application...

      3. Part III Orders under 1973 Act which Continue in Force

        1. Orders under section 2

        2. Order in Council under section 4(3)

        3. Orders in Council under section 9

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