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The Energy Bill is intended to establish a framework for delivering secure, affordable and low-carbon energy. This Library Note provides background information for the second reading of the Bill in the House of Lords on 18 June 2013. It summarises the report stage and third reading in the House of Commons on 3–4 June 2013, where debate focused on setting a decarbonisation target for the electricity sector, electricity market reform and consumer protection. The Note is intended to be read in conjunction with two House of Commons Library Research Papers, Energy Bill (RP 12/79, 13 December 2012) which sets out the background to the Bill, and Energy Bill: Committee Stage Report (RP 13/19, 12 March 2013) which summarises the debates during the Commons second reading and committee stage.

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