1.These explanatory notes relate to the Energy Act 2008 which received Royal Assent on 26 November 2008. They have been prepared by the Department of Energy and Climate Change in order to assist the reader in understanding the Act. They do not form part of the Act and have not been endorsed by Parliament.
2.These notes need to be read in conjunction with the Act. They are not, and are not meant to be, a comprehensive description of the Act. So, where a section or part of a section does not seem to require any explanation or comment, none is given.