The Green Deal (Energy Efficiency Improvements) Order 2012

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2012/2106

2012 No. 2106

Energy Conservation

The Green Deal (Energy Efficiency Improvements) Order 2012

Made 6th August 2012

Coming into force in accordance with article 1

A draft of this instrument has been laid before Parliament in accordance with section 40(5) of the Energy Act 20111and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

To the extent required by section 40(8)(a) of the Energy Act 2011, the Scottish Ministers have given consent and in accordance with section 40(8)(b) they have been consulted.

The Welsh Ministers have been consulted in accordance with section 40(12) of the Energy Act 2011.

Accordingly, the Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 2(4)(a) and 2(5)(b) of the Energy Act 2011, makes the following Order:

S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1. This Order may be cited as the Green Deal (Energy Efficiency Improvements) Order 2012 and comes into force the day after it is made.

S-2 Interpretation

Interpretation

2. In this Order—

“the Act” means the Energy Act 2011;

“biofuel” means liquid or gaseous fuel which is produced wholly from biomass;

“biomass” means material, other than fossil fuel, which is, or is derived directly or indirectly from, plant matter, animal matter, fungi or algae;

“micro combined heat and power” means a combined heat and power system with an electrical capacity of 50 kilowatts or less;

“micro wind generation” means a wind turbine or turbines with a nominal output of 300 watts or more but no more than 50 kilowatts measured at a wind speed of 11m/s.

S-3 Sources of energy specified for the purpose of section 2(4)(a) of the Act

Sources of energy specified for the purpose of section 2(4)(a) of the Act

3. The following sources of energy are specified for the purpose of section 2(4)(a) of the Act—

(a) biofuel;

(b) biomass;

(c) coal;

(d) petroleum products within the meaning of section 21 of the Energy Act 19762.

S-4 Measures specified under section 2(5)(b) of the Act

Measures specified under section 2(5)(b) of the Act

4. The measures of energy efficiency improvement in the Schedule to this Order are measures specified for the purposes of section 2(5)(b) of the Act.

Edward Davey

Secretary of State

Department of Energy and Climate Change

6th August 2012

SCHEDULE

Article 4

Specified energy efficiency improvements

The measures of energy efficiency improvement specified by article 4 are—

a(a) air source heat...

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