Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2006

Prospective

Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29)E+W+S

4The Electricity Act 1989 is amended as provided in paragraphs 5 and 6.E+W+S

5(1)Section 41A (promotion of the efficient use by consumers of electricity) is amended as follows.E+W+S

(2)For the sidenote substitute “ Promotion of reductions in carbon emissions: electricity distributors and electricity suppliers ”.

(3)In subsection (3), for “energy efficiency targets” substitute “ carbon emissions reduction targets ”.

(4)In subsection (5)—

(a)for “energy efficiency obligations”, in the first place it occurs, substitute “ carbon emissions reduction obligations ”,

(b)in paragraph (b), for “an energy efficiency target” substitute “ a carbon emissions reduction target ”,

(c)in paragraph (c), after “efficiency” insert “ , increases in the amount of electricity generated, or heat produced, by microgeneration or otherwise using low-emissions sources or technologies or reductions in energy consumption ”,

(d)in paragraphs (d) and (f), for “energy efficiency obligations” substitute “ carbon emissions reduction obligations ”, and

(e)in paragraph (e)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (i), for “energy efficiency target” substitute “ carbon emissions reduction target ”, and

(ii)in sub-paragraph (ii), after “efficiency” insert “ , increase in the amount of electricity generated, or heat produced, by microgeneration or otherwise using low-emissions sources or technologies or reduction in energy consumption ”.

(5)In subsection (6), for “energy efficiency obligation” substitute “ carbon emissions reduction obligation ”.

(6)In subsection (7), for “energy efficiency target” in each of paragraphs (a), (b), (d) and (e) substitute “ carbon emissions reduction target ”.

6In section 42AA(1)(a)(ii) (publication of statistical information relating to performance in respect of energy efficiency obligations), for “energy efficiency obligations” substitute “ carbon emissions reduction obligations ”.E+W+S