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Deregulation Act 2015

Sustainable Energy Act 2003

924.Paragraph 19 repeals a redundant provision in the Sustainable Energy Act 2003, namely section 7. Section 7 contained a power for the Secretary of State to direct the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority to transfer monies raised by the Non-Fossil Fuel Obligation to the Consolidated Fund, up to a maximum of £60 million. It also imposed a duty on the Secretary of State to spend those monies for the purpose of promoting the use of renewable energy.

925.As the Secretary of State has directed the transfer of the maximum amount permitted under section 7, and has spent that amount on the promotion of the use of renewable energy, the section is now redundant, having served its purpose.

926.The repeal, like the provision, forms part of the law of England and Wales, and comes into force at the end of the period of 2 months beginning with the day on which the Act is passed.

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