Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2006

The Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2006[1]

Long title An Act to make provision about the reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases, the alleviation of fuel poverty, the promotion of microgeneration and the use of heat produced from renewable sources, compliance with building regulations relating to emissions of greenhouse gases and the use of fuel and power, the renewables obligation relating to the generation and supply of electricity and the adjustment of transmission charges for electricity; and for connected purposes.
Citation 2006 c 19
Royal assent 21 June 2006
History of passage through Parliament
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

The Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2006 (c 19) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which aims to boost the number of heat and electricity microgeneration installations in the United Kingdom, so helping to cut carbon emissions and reduce fuel poverty.

The Act was piloted through the House of Commons as a Private Member's Bill by Mark Lazarowicz, MP.

The Rt Hon Eric Forth MP, a well known opponent of Private Members' Bills who often fillibustered them in Parliament, died during the passage of this bill through Parliament, after having prolonged the debate during Third Reading and Report for a number of days.

Microgeneration in the United Kingdom

Microgeneration technologies are seen as having considerable potential by the Government. Microgeneration involves the local production of electricity by homes and businesses from low-energy sources including small scale wind turbines, ground source heat pumps and solar electricity installations.

The Government's own microgeneration strategy was launched in March 2006[2] was seen as a disappointment by many commentators . In contrast, the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act has been viewed as a positive step.[3]

The Act

The principal measures in the act are to:

Microgeneration technologies

For the purposes of the Act, microgeneration technologies include:

See also



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