New Clause 19 - Micro combined heat and power passive flue gas heat recovery devices

Part of Energy Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:45 pm on 21st June 2011.

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Photo of David Crausby David Crausby Labour, Bolton North East 5:45 pm, 21st June 2011

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: new clause 20—Advice on benefits of passive flue gas heat recovery systems (PFGHRS) —

‘(1) For the purpose of enabling him to assess the benefits of PFGHRS in dealing with fuel poverty the Secretary of State must request the advice of the bodies specified in subsection (2).

(2) The bodies referred to in subsection (1) are—

(a) the Energy Saving Trust;

(b) the Fuel Poverty Advisory Group; and

(c) the Building Research Establishment.

(3) A request for advice made pursuant to subsection (1) may also include a request for advice as to how PFGHRS can assist in combating climate change.

(4) The Climate Change Committee must within 12 months consider and produce a report on the ways in which PFGHRS can assist in dealing with climate change.

(5) In this section—

“PFGHRS” means technology that can use the waste heat from condensing boilers in order to heat water.’.

New clause 49—Reduction of Home Heating Costs: Warm Front—

‘(1) For the purpose of reducing home heating costs the Secretary of State must, through regulations made by Statutory Instrument, provide for the installation of passive flue gas heat recovery systems in any properties included in Warm Front in which new boilers are to be installed.

(2) In this section—

“Warm Front” means the Government’s policy for dealing with fuel poverty entitled Warm Front.

“passive flue gas heat recovery systems” means technology that can use the waste heat from condensing boilers in order to heat water.’