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Deregulation Act 2015

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PART 3Energy

Atomic Energy Act 1946 (c. 80)

14Omit sections 6 and 7 of, and Schedule 1 to, the Atomic Energy Act 1946 (which confer powers to do work for the purpose of discovering certain minerals and to compulsorily acquire rights to work such minerals).

15(1)The following amendments are made in consequence of paragraph 14.

(2)In the 1946 Act—

(a)in section 15(1), omit the words “, except an order made under section seven thereof or an order varying or revoking such an order,”;

(b)in section 16, omit the words from “Provided that” to the end of the section;

(c)in section 19, omit paragraphs (c) and (d);

(d)in section 20(1), omit the words “, except sections six and seven thereof,”.

(3)In the Atomic Energy Authority Act 1954, in Schedule 3, omit—

(a)the paragraph beginning “In subsection (1) of section seven”;

(b)the paragraph beginning “At the end of section sixteen”;

(c)the paragraph beginning “In paragraph (c) of section nineteen”.

Energy Act 1976 (c. 76)

16Omit section 9 of the Energy Act 1976 (which requires the consent of the Secretary of State for offshore natural gas to be subjected in Great Britain to certain processes of liquefaction which result in the production of liquid methane or ethane).

17In consequence of paragraph 16—

(a)in the Oil and Gas (Enterprise) Act 1982, in Schedule 3, omit paragraph 37;

(b)in the Gas Act 1995, in Schedule 4, omit paragraph 11(1);

(c)in the Petroleum Act 1998, in Schedule 4, omit paragraph 12.

Nuclear Industry (Finance) Act 1977 (c. 7)

18Omit section 3 of the Nuclear Industry (Finance) Act 1977 (which provides for expenditure which the Secretary of State may incur with a view to, or in connection with, the acquisition of shares etc in the National Nuclear Corporation Limited to be paid out of money provided by Parliament).

Sustainable Energy Act 2003 (c. 30)

19Omit section 7 of the Sustainable Energy Act 2003 (which required the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority to pay into the Consolidated Fund amounts of up to £60 million, on the Secretary of State’s direction, for the Secretary of State then to spend on promoting the use of energy from renewable sources).

Electricity and Gas (Energy Efficiency Obligations) Orders

20The following Orders (which impose energy efficiency obligations on certain gas and electricity suppliers for periods which have now expired) are revoked—

(a)the Electricity and Gas (Energy Efficiency Obligations) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/4011);

(b)the Electricity and Gas (Energy Efficiency Obligations) Order 2004 (S.I. 2004/3392).

21In consequence of paragraph 20, the Electricity and Gas (Energy Efficiency Obligations) (Amendment) Order 2003 (S.I. 2003/1180) is revoked.

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