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Results 81–100 of 9745 for speaker:Lord Barker of Battle

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy Companies Obligation (9 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Department aims to publish the Government response to the consultation very shortly.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Fuel Poverty (9 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Government is preparing proposals for a new fuel poverty strategy for England in line with the provisions of the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Fuel Poverty (9 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The number of fuel poor households in England under the Low Income High Costs (LIHC) indicator of fuel poverty are available for the following years:   Fuel poor households (million) Percentage of households fuel poor Year on year percentage change 1996 2.68 13.7 - 2003 2.44 11.8 - 2004 2.49 11.9 2.1 2005 2.43 11.5 -2.6 2006 2.26 10.7 -6.8 2007 2.36...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Fuel Poverty (9 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Department’s latest assessment of the impact of the energy company obligation (ECO) on fuel poverty is set out in “The Future of the Energy Company Obligation: Assessment of Impacts” published in March 2014. This is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/286926/The_Future_of_the_Energy_ Company_Obligation_Assessment_of_Impacts.pdf

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Fuel Poverty (9 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Government is committed to tackling fuel poverty and is clear that we cannot leave the fuel poor behind in meeting our energy and climate change objectives. We have a strong package of policies delivering assistance to those in need including: the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), the Warm Home Discount Scheme and the Big Energy Saving Network. By the end of April 2014 ECO has seen the...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Green Deal Scheme (9 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: Up to £125 million was allocated to the Green Deal Cashback scheme and the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF). At the end of May 20141 over £10 million had been allocated to customers, of which £6.4 million had been paid in cashback payments following installation of 13,001 measures. At the end of June 2014, the GDHIF had allocated £18 million. 1 DECC statistics on Green Deal and...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Green Deal Scheme (9 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The latest research, with households that had an assessment between January and March 2014, found that the majority of households said they did not pay for their Green Deal assessment because the assessor company did not charge a fee. For those that paid for an assessment, the (mean) average cost was £157.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Housing: Energy (9 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: All domestic energy efficiency initiatives are included within the overall Green Deal programme. As part of the Autumn Statement in December 2013, the Government announced that £540 million will be made available to support energy efficiency improvements over the next three years, of which £450 million will support domestic installation of energy efficiency measures. £150 million has been...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Housing: Energy (9 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: All domestic energy efficiency initiatives are included within the overall Green Deal programme.   Allocated £ million 2011-12 67.4 2012-13 71.65 2013-14 200.1

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Members: Correspondence (9 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: Based on the last parliamentary session, we estimate that 6,960 ministerial replies are sent out from the Department of Energy and Climate Change to hon. Members. The time taken to establish what proportion of such replies are sent by (a) letter, or (b) email, would involve filtering down more specifically, and this would involve significant manual sifting of individual correspondence items...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy (9 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: I am placing in the Libraries of the House a copy of the list of projects, as requested.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewables Obligation (9 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Renewables Obligation (RO) has been reviewed and updated several times since it was introduced in 2002. The scheme underwent a major reform in 2009 to bring forward more renewable generation through the introduction of banded support for different technologies and to increase the scheme’s effectiveness. The reforms were set out in the ‘Government Response to the Statutory Consultation...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Wind Power: North Yorkshire (9 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The number of onshore wind turbines that have become fully operational in North Yorkshire in the years since the start of 2008 are as follows:   Date fully operational Number of wind turbines 2008 22 April 2008 8 2010 4 October 2010 12 2011 1 January 2011 2 Source: Renewable Energy Planning Database, May 2014

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Climate Change: Northern Ireland (7 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: Ministers and officials in the Department engage with their counterparts regularly in the Northern Ireland Executive on a wide range of issues including work related to the transition to a low carbon economy and tackling climate change. This includes, for example, discussions with the Northern Ireland Executive on the Electricity Market Reform programme, which is designed to decarbonise our...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy Companies Obligation (7 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Department has not estimated the average savings on energy bills for households that have received measures specifically under the Energy Company Obligation. The saving on energy bills will depend on several factors including the particular measure installed, energy prices and household characteristics that affect their energy consumption. However, more generally, DECC has estimated that...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Fuel Poverty (7 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Department's latest assessment of the impact of the three energy company obligation (ECO) targets on the number of households supported, energy company spending and number of measures installed is set out in the 5 March ‘The Future of the Energy Company Obligation’: Assessment of Impacts: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Green Deal Scheme (7 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: DECC research has consistently shown that around four fifths of households that had a Green Deal assessment have installed, were in the process or intended to install at least one measure. Research published in March 2014, showed that 22% of households that had an installation after a Green Deal assessment were not thinking about installing that measure before they had an assessment. For...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Green Deal Scheme (7 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: Previous DECC research has shown that around one in 10 households that have had a Green Deal assessment paid, at least in part, for it. However the latest DECC research, published in June 2014, showed that 14% of households paid, at least in part, towards an assessment. This research was carried out with households that had an assessment between 1 January and 30 March 2014 and shows that...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Green Deal Scheme (7 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: £100 cashback is available for households that have a Green Deal assessment and install a measure via the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund route, however the scheme only recently launched and it is too early to give a figure on spend. Local authorities offered free Green Deal assessments from Green Deal Pioneer Places Fund and DECC estimates that 9,543 free assessments were funded through...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Housing: Energy (7 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The saving on energy bills from installing heating and insulation measures will depend on several factors including the particular measure, energy prices and household characteristics that affect their energy consumption. DECC has estimated that households can save from around £25 to £270 or more per installation per year from installing the main insulation measures. This is based on...


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