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Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Act 2009

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Ballot Bill)
Sponsor:
Mr Peter Ainsworth

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Last event

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Commons Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Act 2009 (PDF, 64KB) 20.11.2009

Latest news on the Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Act 2009

Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 12 November.

The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).

Summary of the Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Act 2009

This Bill seeks to define and promote ‘green energy. It aims to facilitate the development of green energy by:

  • requiring a review and revision of the Government’s microgeneration strategy, including feed-in tariffs
  • changing permitted development rights in planning law to facilitate the installation of domestic-scale wind turbines or air source heat pumps
  • ensuring that any increase in the value of a domestic property caused by the installation of energy efficiency measures or microgeneration systems will not result in higher council tax or, similarly, in higher rates bills for non-domestic properties.

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