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 Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Shadow Minister (Energy and Climate Change) 5:45 pm, 21st June 2011

I do not want to take up too much time, because I am conscious that we can expect another vote on the Health and Social Care Bill in the main Chamber. We support all three new clauses. New clauses 19 and 20 would be modest amendments, as my hon. Friend the Member for Southampton, Test has said. We would like the Government to look at how we can promote more energy-efficient measures, and would welcome a Government report on how passive flue gas heat recovery systems could assist in tackling climate change.

We would also like the Government to look at the merits of the proposal in new clause 49. At a time when fuel poverty levels are rising, we want to ensure that the Government, with the very limited resources they have available, make best use of what funding is left in the Warm Front funding pot over the next two years. It has been cut by two thirds, and we want to ensure that the Government are doing all they possibly can to meet the 2016 fuel poverty target.