Energy Bill — 22 Oct 2008 at 17:47
Baroness Quin voted with the majority (Not-Content).
Consideration of amendments on Report resumed.
moved Amendment No. 4:
After Clause 37, insert the following new Clause-
"Heat from deep geothermal sources
(1) The Secretary of State may make regulations putting into place for the United Kingdom a licensing system for the exploitation of heat from deep geothermal sources for both the direct use of that heat and for the generation of electricity.
(2) The licensing regime shall be determined after a period of consultation by the Secretary of State with industry, geological experts, local authorities, energy producers and other interested parties.
(3) The licences shall relate to-
(a) those areas of the United Kingdom deemed by the Secretary of State to have potential for the exploitation of deep geothermal heat, and(b) individual geographically delineated areas of land, to be known as "tenements"."
On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 4) shall be agreed to?
Their Lordships divided: Contents, 73; Not-Contents, 144.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
|Party||Majority (Not-Content)||Minority (Content)||Turnout|
|Lab||129 (+2 tell)||0||60.6%|
|LDem||0||40 (+2 tell)||56.0%|
|Lord Jay of Ewelme||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Patel of Bradford||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Lord Robertson of Port Ellen||Crossbench||no|
|Lord St John of Bletso||Crossbench||no|
|Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington||Crossbench||no|
|Baroness Young of Hornsey||Crossbench (front bench)||no|