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Green Energy (Definition and Promotion)

Private Members' Bill (Ballot Bill)

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2008-09

Last updated: 20 November 2009 at 14:42

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Long title

A Bill to define the term “green energy”; to promote its development, installation and usage; and for connected purposes.


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.


Mr Peter Ainsworth
East Surrey

Current version of the Bill

Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Act 2009
20 November 2009

Bill passage

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