Energy Bill 2013-2014 Energy Performance Standard (EPS)

I posted earlier on the House of Lords (HL) amendment to give the Secretary of State the power to apply the EPS to any fossil fuel power station continuing to operate (by upgrading to the European Industrial Emissions Directive – IED).

The HL amendment was defeated yesterday in the House of Commons – my updated post is here.

The EPS will limit the amount of annual CO2 emissions to be allowed from new fossil fuel generating stations, and those extending their life through substantive investment (Energy Bill 2012).

The HL exemption (from the EPS until end 2027) proposed for new fossil fuel plant equipping themselves with Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), itself subject to environmental permitting, is agreed.

My updated post on CCS is here.

Update (11th December 19.00) – the EPS matter returned to the House of Lords and is now accepted (no further amendment). The next step is Royal Assent.

The position is – the EPS will limit the amount of annual CO2 emissions to be allowed from new fossil fuel generating stations, and those extending their life through substantive investment. Exemption (from the EPS until end 2027) will exist for new fossil fuel plant equipping themselves with Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), itself subject to environmental permitting.

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