Results 1–20 of 2169 for speaker:Kwasi Kwarteng

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Renewable Energy: Employment (22 Oct 2020)

Kwasi Kwarteng: The UK has over 460,000 jobs in low carbon businesses and their supply chains and many of the actions we need to take to reach our target of net zero emissions by 2050 will support the future growth of our economy. In his Summer Economic Statement, my Rt. Hon. Friend Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer emphasised the Government’s intention to make this a green recovery with concern for our...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Business: Energy (22 Oct 2020)

Kwasi Kwarteng: The Government is committed to minimising energy costs for businesses to ensure our economy remains strong and competitive. Details of meetings held by Ministers in the Department are recorded in our transparency data, which is published at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/beis-ministerial-g ifts-hospitality-travel-and-meetings.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Green Homes Grant Scheme (22 Oct 2020)

Kwasi Kwarteng: There will be an evaluation of the processes and outcomes of the Green Homes Grant voucher scheme, with an independent research organisation due to commence work later this year.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Hydrogen (22 Oct 2020)

Kwasi Kwarteng: We have committed to publish a UK hydrogen strategy in early 2021 and development is well under way. BEIS ministers and officials work across government departments, including the Department for Transport, to coordinate on hydrogen, both bilaterally and through governance arrangements at various levels. This includes the Climate Action Implementation Cabinet Committee (CAI), chaired by...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Solar Power and Wind Power: Finance (22 Oct 2020)

Kwasi Kwarteng: Subsidies for generating electricity from wind and solar PV are paid under three low carbon electricity schemes: the Renewables Obligation (RO), the Feed-in Tariffs (FIT), and Contracts for Difference (CfD) schemes. The Renewables Obligation does not pay a direct subsidy but instead support is provided through tradeable certificates. The table below provides a breakdown of payments made to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Warm Home Discount Scheme: Pensioners (22 Oct 2020)

Kwasi Kwarteng: Under the Warm Home Discount, obligated energy suppliers can spend a maximum of £40 million on Industry Initiatives. This includes a range of activities that offer support to customers who are at greater risk of fuel poverty, particularly those not on benefits who may not be eligible for a £140 rebate. Support provided under Industry Initiatives includes benefit entitlement checks and...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Green Homes Grant Scheme (22 Oct 2020)

Kwasi Kwarteng: BEIS are in the process of agreeing grant offers for 57 successful projects under the Local Authority Delivery scheme that will upgrade the energy efficiency of around 11,000 low-income households across England. Once grant offers have been finalised with those Local Authorities, a list will be published on GOV.UK.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Green Homes Grant Scheme (22 Oct 2020)

Kwasi Kwarteng: The Government is working closely with industry to ensure there are enough installers to meet demand for the Green Homes Grant (GHG) scheme: We have changed the way the Simple Energy Advice (SEA) website displays installers so that consumers can find increased numbers of registered tradespeople that can deliver work in their area. We are working with TrustMark, scheme providers and...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Green Homes Grant Scheme (22 Oct 2020)

Kwasi Kwarteng: As of 15:00 on 14 October, the Green Homes Grant voucher scheme had received 17,218 grant applications.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Green Homes Grant Scheme (21 Oct 2020)

Kwasi Kwarteng: As of 16:00 on 20 October 2020, the Green Homes Grant voucher scheme had received 20,903 grant applications. Applications are currently being processed and checked for compliance with the scheme rules.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Green Homes Grant Scheme (21 Oct 2020)

Kwasi Kwarteng: The Green Homes Grant opened to applications on the 30 September 2020. As of 16:00 on 20 October 2020, 20,903 grant applications have been received, reflecting the high levels of consumer interest there are in the scheme. BEIS will continue to monitor application data as the scheme progresses.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Climate Change: International Cooperation (20 Oct 2020)

Kwasi Kwarteng: Ensuring that all countries come forward with ambitious 2030 climate plans (NDCs) and long-term strategies to reach zero carbon emissions as soon as possible is a top priority ahead of COP 26. The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has discussed NDCs in all of his direct engagements with over 30 countries, and all of his multilateral engagements. Ministers and...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Spirits: Renewable Fuels (20 Oct 2020)

Kwasi Kwarteng: The BEIS Energy Innovation Team recently launched the first phase of the Green Distilleries competition. The application window closed very recently, and applications are currently being assessed. This feasibility phase will award a total of £500,000 for engineering studies, with the most promising projects going on to receive further funding next year to develop their technologies as part...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Rented Housing: Energy (20 Oct 2020)

Kwasi Kwarteng: The latest tranches of Energy Company Obligation (ECO2 and ECO3) are currently being evaluated, with an evaluation report expected to be published in due course. We will also be reviewing in due course the effectiveness of our recently launched incentives of the Green Homes Grant and the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Demonstrator.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Green Homes Grant Scheme (20 Oct 2020)

Kwasi Kwarteng: As of 15:00 on 14 October 2020, the Green Homes Grant voucher scheme had received 17,218 grant applications.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Hydrogen: Technology (20 Oct 2020)

Kwasi Kwarteng: The Government is committed to the development of hydrogen as a strategic decarbonised energy carrier for the UK. Development of a hydrogen strategy is well under way and we have committed to publishing a UK hydrogen strategy in early 2021.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Wind Power (19 Oct 2020)

Kwasi Kwarteng: In July, the Government launched the Offshore Transmission Network Review to assess the approach to delivering connections for offshore wind. As part of this review, National Grid ESO is consulting on their cost-benefit analysis of a more coordinated approach to offshore transmission and an initial assessment of technical considerations for a more integrated offshore network. The Review will...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carbon Emissions (19 Oct 2020)

Kwasi Kwarteng: The Government response to the Committee on Climate Change’s report Reducing UK Emissions Progress Report to Parliament was laid in Parliament on 15 October. A copy of the response can be found online at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/committee-on-clim ate-changes-2020-progress-report-government-response.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Green Homes Grant Scheme (19 Oct 2020)

Kwasi Kwarteng: Applications for Green Homes Grant scheme vouchers are subject to thorough checks, to help protect against malpractice. These checks may take some time to complete but are vital to ensuring value for money and consumer protection. The first vouchers will be approved and issued shortly.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Green Homes Grant Scheme (19 Oct 2020)

Kwasi Kwarteng: The Green Homes Grant scheme will support tens of thousands of jobs, and we are working closely with industry to ensure there are enough installers to meet demand. More than 1,000 companies have signed up so far with more registering every day, including many businesses that operate nationally with substantial capacity to carry out work across the country. We have also made £6.9m available...


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