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Energy Act 2011

Section 68: Promotion of reductions in home-heating costs: gas transporters and suppliers

168.This section inserts new powers into the Gas Act 1986 to allow the Secretary of State to make an order which imposes on gas transporters and gas suppliers an obligation to achieve a ‘home-heating cost reduction target’.

169.Section 68 inserts a new section 33BD into the Gas Act 1986. Subsection (2)(b) of the new section defines the home-heating cost reduction target as a target for the promotion of measures for reducing the cost to individuals of heating their homes. Subsection (4) of the new section applies many of the provisions found in section 33BC of the Gas Act 1986 to orders made under the new section 33BD so as to create a similar framework for establishing a separate home-heating cost reduction target.

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