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Lords continues detailed check of Energy Bill

8 September 2022

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Members of the Lords continued their detailed check of the Energy Bill on day two of committee stage, on Wednesday 7 September.

The Energy Bill aims to increase energy reliability, while supporting the UK's climate change commitments and minimising consumer costs, by leveraging investment in clean technologies and maintaining the safety, security and resilience of energy systems.

Line by line examination

Committee stage is the first chance for line by line examination of the bill.

Proposed changes

Four days of committee stage have been scheduled so far:

  • Monday 5 September
  • Wednesday 7 September
  • Wednesday 14 September*

*schedule is subject to change

Wednesday 7 September

Members speaking on day two of committee stage discussed amendments (changes) on subjects including carbon capture, the use of hydrogen and the storage of gas in the UK.

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Explore further information

Read background on the bill in the House of Lords Library Energy Bill briefing.

Next steps

Committee stage continues on Wednesday 14 September.

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What's happened so far?

Committe stage day one: Monday 5 September

Committee stage is the first chance for line by line examination of the bill.

Monday 5 September

Members speaking on day one of committee stage discussed amendments (changes) to the bill covering the affordability, cleanliness, resilience and security of UK energy, including:

  • net zero 2050 targets
  • clearly setting out the purpose of the bill and legislating for a strategy and policy statement
  • energy storage and carbon capture
  • the economic regulator and its relationship with the Secretary of State.

Catch up

Second reading: Tuesday 19 July

Members discussed the main issues in the bill during the second reading debate, including:

  • safety, security and resilience of the UK’s energy system
    the challenge of climate change
  • investment in clean technologies and reducing the UK’s dependency on global fossil fuel markets
  • electric vehicle charging points
  • smart meter rollout and energy efficiency in housing
  • disposal of radioactive waste and clean-up of the UK’s decommissioned nuclear sites
  • offshore wind projects
  • carbon capture usage and storage
  • heat network zoning in England.

Members speaking

Lord Callanan (Conservative), Minister for Business, Energy and Corporate Responsibility, opened the debate and responded on behalf of the government. 

Members speaking included: 

Find out more about the issues discussed: catch up on Parliament TV or read the Lords Hansard transcript.

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