Results 1–20 of 3810 for speaker:Claire Perry

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Eggborough Power Station: Closures (17 Sep 2018)

Claire Perry: The proposed closure of Eggborough Power Station is a commercial decision and as such the Department holds limited information on this matter. The information we do hold is that Eggborough Power Limited has confirmed that it will continue to meet its obligations under its current Capacity Market Agreement, which runs through to the end of September 2018. The timeframe for closing,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Solar Power: Exports (17 Sep 2018)

Claire Perry: In line with the Feed-In Tariffs legislation, the export tariff for solar PV will continue to be adjusted annually in line with the Retail Prices Index for those installations accredited under the scheme.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply: Public Sector (17 Sep 2018)

Claire Perry: The Government wants markets to thrive and continues to promote competition as the best driver of value and service for customers. There are now nearly 70 energy suppliers in the domestic retail energy market including three publicly owned fully-licensed energy suppliers in Great Britain.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Natural Gas: Housing (17 Sep 2018)

Claire Perry: BEIS estimated that 13.9 per cent of households in Great Britain are not connected to the gas grid, equating to approximately 3.7m households.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carbon Emissions: Overseas Trade (17 Sep 2018)

Claire Perry: The Government publishes experimental statistics on the ‘UK’s Carbon Footprint’. The footprint refers to ‘consumption’ emissions that are associated with the consumption spending of UK residents on goods and services, wherever in the world these emissions arise along the supply chain. The latest publication is available from:...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electricity Interconnectors: Europe (17 Sep 2018)

Claire Perry: Great Britain currently has 3GW of interconnection capacity to continental Europe, via links to France and the Netherlands. There is 4.4GW of new interconnector capacity under construction, which will increase our capacity to France and add connections to Belgium and Norway. In addition, there are further projects that have been given regulatory approval or are in the process of applying for...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Home Energy and Lifestyle Management: Kilmarnock and Loudoun (17 Sep 2018)

Claire Perry: In order to manage the risk of revealing personal or commercial data, our approach is not to release non-zero counts of less than five for a small geographic area where additional information is provided such as payback period or Green Deal provider. Disclosure control has therefore been applied in the Answer of 18 June 2018 to Question 154750 and other Green Deal questions for small...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carbon Emissions (17 Sep 2018)

Claire Perry: On 19th July Government published a call for evidence to understand further the challenges and opportunities for small-scale low-carbon generation – including rooftop solar. The call for evidence has now closed to responses. The evidence that has been submitted is being analysed and will be used to inform any future policy proposals in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Meters (17 Sep 2018)

Claire Perry: The Government’s Smart Meter Programme applies to all domestic consumers and small businesses, who do not currently pay these charges regardless of whether they have a smart meter. Currently only certain larger businesses or organisations pay capacity charges.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply (17 Sep 2018)

Claire Perry: National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios 2018 has been used to analyse peak demand scenarios for the Capacity Market. The Capacity Market secures the electricity capacity required to meet peak demand in a range of scenarios. The targets for Capacity Market auctions are set annually for the delivery year four and one year ahead. These targets are based on advice from National Grid and our...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply (17 Sep 2018)

Claire Perry: Distribution Network Operators are investing up to £24.6bn over their current price control (2015-2023) on their networks, including in meeting additional demand. Ofgem have begun consideration of the next price control for the network companies beyond 2023, which will take into account economic growth and the increase in electric vehicles (EVs). There are flexibility mechanisms built...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply (17 Sep 2018)

Claire Perry: Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) and Transmission Owners have an overarching obligation to develop and maintain efficient, co-ordinated and economical systems. Ofgem has also placed specific licence obligations on them to ensure that losses are as low as reasonably practicable. Whilst Government and Ofgem are aware of potential approaches to minimising losses, including through the use...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Natural Gas: Housing (17 Sep 2018)

Claire Perry: The table below shows the latest estimates of households not connected to the gas network by country of the UK. Please note that there is no definitive source for the number of households not on the gas grid, so BEIS estimates these figures by subtracting the number of domestic gas meters from the estimated number of households. Nation Number of households1 Estimated number of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Billing (17 Sep 2018)

Claire Perry: The Department estimates that there are around 15 million households in the UK on standard variable tariffs. Electricity Gas England & Wales 13,000,000 10,600,000 Scotland 1,400,000 1,100,000 Northern Ireland 700,000 200,000 UK 15,000,000 12,000,000 Information is collected by Electricity PES (Public Electricity Suppliers) area, so data for England and Wales are...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Prices (17 Sep 2018)

Claire Perry: The price cap will protect around 11 million households in England, Scotland and Wales on standard variable tariffs (SVTs) in addition to around 5 million people already protected by the safeguard tariff. Of those SVT households that will be protected by the price cap, the Department estimates that around 1 million households are in Scotland and around 10 million in England & Wales....

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Coal Fired Power Stations (17 Sep 2018)

Claire Perry: An estimate of impacts of the policy to end unabated coal electricity generation was made in November 2017 and is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/671959/FINAL_updated_unabated_coal_Impact_Asse ssment_Jan_2018.pdf

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Cement and Iron and Steel (17 Sep 2018)

Claire Perry: Steel made via the electric arc furnace process does not require coal, as it melts steel scrap directly in the furnace. Full replacement of fossil fuels in cement manufacture is technically possible but there are barriers and significant investment would be needed. In 2016 the UK cement industry replaced 39% of its fuel demand with waste derived alternatives. The industry is working with...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Solar Power: Redundancy (17 Sep 2018)

Claire Perry: An Impact Assessment was published on 19 July alongside the consultation on the closure the Feed-in Tariff scheme. Information provided through the consultation will be used to provide an updated Impact Assessment to accompany the Government response in due course. The Impact Assessment and consultation can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/feed-in-tariffs- scheme.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Meters (17 Sep 2018)

Claire Perry: SMETS1 meters will become fully interoperable once they are enrolled into the dedicated national smart metering communications infrastructure, run by the Data and Communications Company (DCC). The enrolment of SMETS1 meters into the DCC will be completed by the end of 2020.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Lighting: EU Law (13 Sep 2018)

Claire Perry: The Department has made representations to the European Commission in writing and in person to discuss the concerns of entertainment venues and lighting designers and potential solutions. Following officials’ advice to the industry, I understand that some of their representatives also met with the Commission and submitted an alternative proposal for stage lighting for their...


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