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Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Mineworkers' Pension Scheme (22 Oct 2019)

Kwasi Kwarteng: Holding answer received on 21 October 2019 We are considering the proposals from the Trustees of the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme regarding protection for bonuses that have already accrued, and we will report back to the House in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Climate Change Convention (22 Oct 2019)

Kwasi Kwarteng: Holding answer received on 21 October 2019 To date, the Department has largely resourced its preparations for COP26 through the reprioritisation of existing staff. In addition it has recruited seven new staff to work on COP26. BEIS staff will support a whole of government effort to deliver COP26, led by a new unit in Cabinet Office, where the majority of staff will be located.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fracking: Earthquakes (22 Oct 2019)

Kwasi Kwarteng: The Government has always been clear that it will only support the exploration of our shale gas resources in a safe and sustainable way. The Oil and Gas Authority is undertaking a scientific analysis of the data from Cuadrilla’s earlier operations in 2018 which will be published shortly. The Government will set out our future approach once we have considered the findings.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Climate Change: Departmental Coordination (22 Oct 2019)

Kwasi Kwarteng: Holding answer received on 22 October 2019 Climate change is one of the most urgent and pressing challenges we face today and this Government is committed to tackling it Our ambitious domestic emissions reduction targets, enshrined in UK law, will not be affected by Brexit. These commitments, including our net zero 2050 target, go beyond our emissions reduction commitments in EU...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Renewable Energy (22 Oct 2019)

Kwasi Kwarteng: Over half of the UK’s electricity comes from low-carbon sources. The Carbon Brief found that from July to September 2019, renewables accounted for 40% of overall generation, compared to 33% last year. The Government is investing £557 million in further Contracts for Difference auctions and over £3 billion for renewable technology innovation. Additionally, we’re phasing out coal by...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Costs (21 Oct 2019)

Kwasi Kwarteng: With around 60 domestic suppliers in the market households can make big reductions to their bills when they switch and save. As we continue to work with Ofgem to reform the sector our price cap on standard variable tariffs protects people who can’t or don’t switch, saving them between £75-£100 per year, in addition to the protection provided by the pre-payment meter price cap. The...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Greenhouse Gas Emissions (21 Oct 2019)

Kwasi Kwarteng: The UK has made world-leading progress in cutting our emissions while growing the economy. Our net zero target requires us to build on this progress by transforming our economy – our homes, our transport, our businesses, and how we generate and use energy. We are building on the strong frameworks of the Clean Growth Strategy and Industrial Strategy to deliver the net zero target. Since...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply (21 Oct 2019)

Kwasi Kwarteng: The decision to ensure that the Department's electricity will be supplied solely from renewable resources was made in March 2019.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Refineries: Fuels (21 Oct 2019)

Kwasi Kwarteng: The Government continues to work closely with the fuel supply industry to ensure they have taken appropriate mitigating measures to prevent any disruption to their supplies and have plans in place to respond to a range of EU Exit scenarios, including in the event of Brexit without a Withdrawal Agreement. As part of that engagement, we have been in contact with all six UK refineries, who have...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Mineworkers' Pension Scheme (21 Oct 2019)

Kwasi Kwarteng: We are considering the proposals from the Trustees of the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme regarding protection for bonuses that have already accrued, and we will report back to the House in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Mineworkers' Pension Scheme (21 Oct 2019)

Kwasi Kwarteng: Information on individual pensioners is not held by the Department. Management of the individual of pensions is a matter for the Mineworkers Pension Scheme Trustess.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Biofuels: Subsidies (21 Oct 2019)

Kwasi Kwarteng: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: UK Emissions Trading Scheme (21 Oct 2019)

Kwasi Kwarteng: The Government response to the public consultation on the future of UK carbon pricing, jointly undertaken by the Government and Devolved Administrations earlier this year, will include consideration of the impacts of the policy on energy intensive industries. The Government’s response to the consultation will be published in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Climate Change Convention (21 Oct 2019)

Kwasi Kwarteng: To date, BEIS has not allocated any funding to the President of the 26th Conference of the Parties. BEIS is fully committed to supporting the cross-government effort to deliver COP26 led by the Cabinet Office although the precise amount to be funded by BEIS is still to be determined.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Climate Change Convention (21 Oct 2019)

Kwasi Kwarteng: The world is not on track to meet the targets set by the Paris Agreement in 2015 of limiting average global temperature increase to well below 2 degrees and pursuing efforts for 1.5 degrees. 2020 is a critical moment, five years on from Paris to raise ambition. Through COP26, we will build on momentum from the recent UN Climate Action Summit, and upcoming COP25 in Chile. Specifically, we will...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Climate Change Convention (21 Oct 2019)

Kwasi Kwarteng: BEIS is committed to supporting the central objective of raising global climate ambition, and to seizing the opportunity that COP26 presents to showcase UK capabilities and drive the net zero transition domestically and internationally. COP26 – with 30,000 delegates from across the world – provides a significant opportunity to build on UK strengths across low carbon technologies, services...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Climate Change Convention (21 Oct 2019)

Kwasi Kwarteng: We are relatively early in the preparations, and our estimates of the cost of the conference are developing.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electricity Generation (17 Oct 2019)

Kwasi Kwarteng: This Government is committed to delivering net zero emissions by 2050 which will require significant effort in all sectors. We are currently considering next steps in the light of the recent commitment to net zero. In power, we have made great progress in decarbonising electricity generation whilst meeting demand, and over half our electricity generation was from low-carbon sources last year,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electricity: Northern Ireland (17 Oct 2019)

Kwasi Kwarteng: Maintaining security of electricity supply in Northern Ireland is a priority for this Government. We have undertaken significant work, and prepared legislation, in order to ensure that technical, operational and legal arrangements are in place to seek to maintain the Single Electricity Market whatever the circumstances. We recognise the need to have in place a common set of rules across the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Meters (17 Oct 2019)

Kwasi Kwarteng: Customers with smart meters are cheaper to serve for energy suppliers, and the Government expects the associated savings to be passed on. We are already seeing some suppliers offering cheaper tariffs for customers with smart meters or those that agree to have them installed. The Government has acted to protect consumers regardless of meter type. That is why we introduced a market cap on...


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