Have your say on the Energy Bill [HL]

19 May 2011

The Energy Bill [HL] had its second reading in the House of Commons on Tuesday 10 May and has now been sent to a Public Bill Committee for scrutiny.

Have your say

The Bill is being scrutinised by the Energy Bill Committee and there is a call for written evidence.

Do you have relevant expertise and experience or a special interest in the Government's Energy Bill? If so, you can submit your views in writing to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee which is going to consider this Bill.

Guidance for submitting written evidence

Deadline for submissions

The Committee is able to receive written evidence from Tuesday 10 May, when the Bill passes the second reading stage; and will stop receiving written evidence at the end of the Committee stage on Tuesday 21 June. The sooner you send in your submission, the more time the Committee will have to take it into consideration. The Public Bill Committee is expected to meet for the first time on Tuesday 7 June.

Summary of the Bill

The flagship policy in the Bill is the 'Green Deal', a scheme whereby householders, private landlords and businesses would be given finance upfront to make energy efficiency improvements, which would then be paid for by energy bill savings. It also introduces a range of other provisions.

Key areas

  • establishes a new obligation on energy companies to help certain groups of consumers, who need extra support, with saving energy
  • facilitates the roll-out of smart meters
  • widens access to energy performance certificates
  • makes information on energy bills clearer
  • introduces measures designed to help improve energy security and to encourage low carbon generation
  • grants additional powers to the Coal Authority to charge for certain services.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings on the Energy [HL] Bill. Also find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

Further information

The second reading of the Energy Bill [HL] took place on Tuesday 10 May 2010 in the House of Commons.

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