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Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (21 Feb 2018)

Environmental Audit: Green Finance. 2:00 pm; The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, Minister for Energy and Clean Growth, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy John Glen MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury Fiona Walker, Deputy Director in Private Pensions and Head of Automatic Enrolment and Defined Contribution, Department for Work and Pensions Catherine Bremner, Transformation Director, BEIS

Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee (20 Feb 2018)

Economic Affairs Committee: The Economics of UK Energy Policy. 3:30 pm; Room 1, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: (at 3:35 PM) Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth Mr Jeremy Pocklington, Director General, Energy and Security and Acting Director General, Energy Transformation

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Billing (20 Feb 2018)

Claire Perry: 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: Carbon Capture and Storage (20 Feb 2018)

Claire Perry: As set out in the National Audit Office report published in January 2017, the Government spent £100 million on the Carbon Capture and Storage Commercialisation Programme Competition. The full report, ‘Carbon Capture and Storage: the second competition for government support’ is available at: https://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Carbon-Cap...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Warm Home Discount Scheme (20 Feb 2018)

Claire Perry: Ofgem is helping consumers make an informed choice when changing energy supplier by introducing the Ofgem confidence code of practice for energy price comparison sites. This code of practice requires accredited sites to alert customers to the possibility that if they move supplier, they could lose support from Government energy schemes such as the Warm Home Discount. Accredited sites are...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Prices (20 Feb 2018)

Claire Perry: 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: Energy: Prices (20 Feb 2018)

Claire Perry: The draft Bill proposes to require Ofgem to review and report on whether the conditions for effective competition are in place and to make a recommendation to the Secretary of State. This will inform the Secretary of State’s decision on whether the cap should remain in force. The first review and report would be in 2020 and each year, up to 2023, that the price cap remains in place. The...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Meters (20 Feb 2018)

Claire Perry: The SMETS1 end-date was recently extended to 5 October 2018 to allow suppliers to keep installing smart meters as they conduct their final tests on SMETS2 meters. Ensuring smart meter installations continue at pace means more consumers can save energy and money, through accurate bills and real time feedback on energy use, during the transition from the rollout of SMETS1 to SMETS2 meters at...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Meters (20 Feb 2018)

Claire Perry: Ensuring the safety of rollout of smart meters is a key priority for the Programme both for consumers and those responsible for installations. The Programme is built upon a strong existing health and safety culture within the energy sector. Energy suppliers are already required to comply with a number of existing regulations and requirements relating to safety, including: the Gas Safety...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Smart Data Communications Company: Fees and Charges (20 Feb 2018)

Claire Perry: The roll-out of smart meters and the supporting national communications and data network, provided by the Data Communications Company (DCC), is a major national infrastructure modernisation that will bring savings to consumers, estimated at £5.7 billion over the lifetime of the Programme. It will also assist with the move towards smart grids, creating a more efficient energy system that...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Coal (20 Feb 2018)

Claire Perry: The Government is clear that we need to build an economy that delivers good, skilled, well-paid jobs and creates the conditions for competitive, world leading businesses to prosper and grow right across the UK. To foster this, last year we published the Clean Growth Strategy and the Industrial Strategy White Paper. We recognise that the continued transition away from coal generation, which...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Meters (20 Feb 2018)

Claire Perry: The smart meter roll-out is being funded from investment by energy suppliers and network operators. The only expenditure relating to the Smart Metering Implementation Programme that comes from the public purse is the direct cost to Government of delivering the Programme. This represents around 1% of the Programme’s total costs, for which estimates are set out in the latest version of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Prices (20 Feb 2018)

Claire Perry: We have made assessments on other countries regarding their energy policy. In those countries where there were, or had been, price interventions in the energy sector markets were either not previously liberalised, or had only recently been liberalised. This is very different to the situation in Great Britain, and so no useful comparisons can be drawn on the effect on employment and investment...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Prices (20 Feb 2018)

Claire Perry: The draft Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill is clear that Ofgem must have regard to the need to ensure that holders of supply licences who operate efficiently are able to finance activities authorised by the licence. It would be for the independent regulator, Ofgem, to make its assessment of efficient operations.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Prices (20 Feb 2018)

Claire Perry: In designing the method for setting the level of the price cap we would expect that Ofgem would need to consider how to take account of relevant changes in wholesale energy prices, whilst maintaining incentives for switching and enabling effective competition.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Overseas Trade (14 Feb 2018)

Claire Perry: In 2016, the ten largest global markets for UK energy (that is volumes traded of: coal, primary oils and oil products, gas, electricity and renewables) were: Rank EXPORTS IMPORTS 1 The Netherlands Norway 2 Belgium The Netherlands 3 Germany Russia 4 United States Qatar 5 China United States 6 Irish Republic Belgium 7 France Nigeria 8 South Korea Algeria ...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Meters (14 Feb 2018)

Claire Perry: Ofgem’s safeguard tariff includes a degree of ‘headroom’, to allow suppliers to offer competitive deals beneath the level of the cap and incentivise switching. BEIS publish quarterly domestic energy switching statistics provided by Ofgem. The latest data published in December 2017 shows 1,284,000 electricity meters and 1,110,000 gas meters switched energy supplier in Q3 of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Prices (14 Feb 2018)

Claire Perry: As set out in the draft Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill, Ofgem would be required to set the level of the price cap in a way such that, amongst other things, it would maintain incentives for switching and enable effective competition. The price cap would be lifted once the conditions for effective competition are in place in accordance with the process in draft clause 6.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Prices (14 Feb 2018)

Claire Perry: The Government has published the draft Domestic Gas & Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill which would require Ofgem to impose a tariff cap on domestic standard variable and default tariffs with limited exemptions. This will ensure that customers on these tariffs do not pay unjustifiably high prices. A number of suppliers are working to reduce the number of their customers on these types of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Billing (14 Feb 2018)

Claire Perry: BEIS published analysis of the impact of energy and climate change policies on average household energy bills in 2012 and 2016 as part of the Clean Growth Strategy on 12 October 2017. This information is presented in table 1. In summary, the cost of policies (including carbon costs) delivering cleaner energy, support for vulnerable households and investing in upgrading our buildings accounted...


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