Energy Security and Climate Change Bill 2012: First Stage

I move:

That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to make provision for the adoption of a national policy and the making of plans by the Government in order for the State to reduce energy demand, dependence on non-renewable energy sources, and greenhouse gas emissions; to provide for adaptation to the effects of climate change; to make provision for the setting and achievement of national energy demand and greenhouse gas emission reduction targets; to further transition to an energy efficient, low carbon, climate resilient and environmentally sustainable society; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Is the Bill opposed?

Question put and agreed to.

Since this is a Private Members' Bill, Second Stage must, under Standing Orders, be taken in Private Members' time.

I move: "That the Bill be taken in Private Members' time."

Question put and agreed to.