Energy and Climate Change
Caroline Flint (Don Valley, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what definition of community benefit in respect of his Department's consultation on feed-in tariffs he uses; and if he will make a statement.
Gregory Barker (Minister of State (Climate Change), Energy and Climate Change; Bexhill and Battle, Conservative)
The recently published consultation on feed-in tariffs (FITs) states that the Government are considering whether more could be done to enable genuine community projects to be able to fully benefit from FITs. The forthcoming second consultation on the comprehensive review will seek views on the scope of a definition of "community scheme" and how it will be applied.