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Results 121–140 of 9745 for speaker:Lord Barker of Battle

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (1 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: Since the domestic renewable heat incentive (RHI) launched on 9 April this year, up until the end of May, Ofgem had received 2,296 applications in total from applicants in England, Wales and Scotland. Due to the infancy of the scheme, analysis is not currently provided at country level, however, this breakdown will be presented in our next monthly renewable heat incentive and renewable heat...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (1 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: Since the domestic renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme launched on 9 April this year, up until the end of May, Ofgem had received 2,296 applications to join the scheme. Whether or not an application meets the minimum insulation standard is determined using information from the Energy Performance Certificate of the property. Currently, Ofgem do not record data on applicants that are not...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Universal Credit (1 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The warm home discount is funded by energy suppliers, rather than Government, with scheme spending controlled through the levy control framework. We have committed to a warm home discount spending target of £320 million in 2015-16. We will consult shortly on scheme rules for that year, including the eligibility criteria and the value of the rebate (which is set at £140 in 2014-15). We...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Warm Front Scheme: York (1 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The last year of the Warm Front Scheme was 2012-13. There has been no further change in the Warm Front figures for York local authority area since my answer to the hon. Member on 9 July 2013.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Warm Home Discount Scheme (1 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: Under the “broader group” schemes offered by suppliers participating within the Warm Home Discount, considerable assistance is offered to vulnerable groups such as low-income families and those with long-term illnesses and disabilities. In scheme year 3 (2013-14) all seven participating suppliers (British Gas, EDF, E.On, First Utility, N Power, Scottish Power and SSE) made broader group...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Warm Home Discount Scheme (1 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: Last year, we announced a new £320 million spending commitment for the Warm Home Discount in 2014-15. We intend to consult on the future operation of the scheme in due course.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Billing (30 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Department's current accounting system recognises invoices when they are submitted if they are made out to the Department of Energy and Climate Change and a valid purchase order number is provided. As at 1 June 2014, the following number of invoices remain unpaid: Duration 45 to 59 days 60 to 74 days 75 days 76 days and over Number of creditors 5 7 0 4 Total value of...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Educational Testing Service (30 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: Neither (a) the Department of Energy and Climate Change nor (b) its non-departmental public bodies hold any contracts with the Educational Testing Service or its subsidiaries.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Meters (30 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: In Great Britain, we are adopting a supplier-led approach to the roll-out of smart meters. Energy suppliers are required to take ‘all reasonable steps' to install smart meters to all of their domestic and smaller non-domestic customers in Wales, England and Scotland by 2020. There is no centralised roll-out strategy and suppliers are free to plan the roll-out in a way that suits their...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Performance Appraisal (30 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: In DECC, the staff declaration rate for disability is: 5.7% have declared they have a disability; 70.6% have declared they do not have a disability; 23.7% have not declared their disability status. The 2013-14 performance ratings breakdown for these groups is shown in the following table. Percentage   Declared have a disability Declared do not have a disability Disability status not...

Written Ministerial Statements — Energy and Climate Change: Energy Savings (26 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Government are today publishing the Government response to the energy savings opportunity scheme (ESOS) consultation and laying draft regulations in Parliament to give effect to the policy. ESOS will require large enterprises to undertake energy audits to identify opportunities to save money on energy bills through improved energy efficiency. It is estimated that the scheme will deliver...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Prices (26 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: In March 2013 DECC published an assessment of the impact of climate change and energy polices on electricity and gas prices and consumer bills1. The report estimated that, in 2013, support costs for renewables added around 10% to electricity bills for energy intensive users (8% in relation to the renewables obligation (RO) and 2% in relation to the small-scale feed-in tariffs (FIT))....

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy (26 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: The total cost of the two existing schemes to promote renewable electricity—the renewables obligation (RO) and the feed-in tariffs (FIT) scheme—was £1,300 million in 2010-11, £1,609 million in 2011-12 and £2,498 million in 2012-13 (figures not adjusted for inflation). DECC's methodology for estimating the impact of energy and climate change policies on energy prices and consumer bills...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewables Obligation (26 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Government intend to move to auctioning of contracts for difference (CfDs) for at least those technologies classified as ‘established' (such as onshore wind) from the first allocation round in October 2014. The Government Response to the consultation on our approach to competitive allocation of CfDs published on 13 May 2014, set out our view that there is some scope for further cost...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewables Obligation (26 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: The answer of 4 March 2014, Official Report, column 764W, on wind power, explained that there is no further comprehensive banding review planned for the renewables obligation (RO) scheme before it closes to new generation on 31 March 2017. However, as a principle of responsible budget management, we keep under review whether any further targeted actions or banding reviews for specific...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Secondment (26 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: There are currently no employees, seconded from any of the big six energy companies, working in the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Wind Power (26 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Planning Act 2008 defines what can be included in an application for development consent for a nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP). Electricity substations are not categorised as NSIPs in their own right but, under the Act, can be included in an application for development consent for such a project if they can be considered as associated development in England. In...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Wind Power (26 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: The cost of supporting onshore and offshore wind through the renewables obligation in 2010-11 and 2011-12 was as follows (figures not adjusted for inflation): £ million   2010-11 2011-12 Onshore wind 398 483 Offshore wind 254 371 Some small-scale onshore wind was also supported by the feed-in tariff scheme (FITs), but FITs costs are not available disaggregated by...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Wind Power (26 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: Information on the hours of operation of individual wind turbines is not held centrally. However, information on load factors, which express the average quantity of electricity produced as a percentage of the maximum achievable (based on installed capacity) are published in table 6.5 of the Digest of UK Energy Statistics, and table 6.1 of Energy Trends; copies of both these publications are...

Written Answers — Treasury: Carbon Emissions (26 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The Climate Change Act (2008) commits the UK to reducing emissions of GHGs and the accompanying Impact Assessment sets out that within the context of global efforts to limit climate change the benefits to the UK will be greater than the costs. However, the Department has not made specific estimates of the...


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