Energy Bill Published
On Thursday 29 November, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change confirmed the ‘Introduction of the Energy Bill’ to the House of Commons alongside the Annual Energy Statement. This Bill will establish a legislative framework for delivering secure, affordable low carbon energy.
The Bill includes provisions on:
- Electricity Market Reform (EMR)
- Nuclear Regulation
- Government Pipe-line and Storage System (GPSS)
- Strategy and Policy Statement
The Energy Bill and the accompanying explanatory notes are available on the DECC website, along with Policy Briefs that provide more detail on each of the policy areas included in the Bill. In addition the DECC have also provided Impact Assessments which summarise the costs and benefits associated with each of the policy areas included in the Act.