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Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply: Northern Ireland (18 Jul 2018)

Claire Perry: Fuel security in Northern Ireland is a devolved matter and the Department for the Economy is the lead Northern Ireland Department for energy matters.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Natural Gas: Storage (18 Jul 2018)

Claire Perry: The decision to close the Hole House gas storage facility for the foreseeable future is a commercial decision for EDF Energy. This withdrawal from commercial operations does not undermine security of supply: in 2017, the Government published its Gas Security of Supply Strategic Assessment which concluded that Great Britain benefits from highly diverse and flexible sources of supply, including...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carbon Capture and Storage: Scotland (18 Jul 2018)

Claire Perry: The Government welcomes the development of carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) proposals from across the UK. We are investing in supporting the technology and have invested over £365 million in CCUS since 2011. This includes supporting a potential CCUS project in the North East of Scotland, where Government has allocated £1.3 million in funding to Project Acorn in St. Fergus,...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Environment Protection (18 Jul 2018)

Claire Perry: Pursuant to the answer I gave to the hon. Member on 27th June 2018 to Question 155725, there is no timetable for sector deals.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fracking (18 Jul 2018)

Claire Perry: The Government has always been clear that shale gas development must be safe and environmentally sound. We are committed to ensuring a rigorous, evidence-based approach to shale gas extraction, and as such I welcome any new research that can further enhance our understanding and help inform our policy development.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electricity Generation (18 Jul 2018)

Claire Perry: Network charging is a matter for Ofgem as the independent regulator, and decisions on the outcome of the Targeted Charging Review are for it to make. However, Government is working to understand the policy implications of any review proposals across a broad range of interests, including the steel sector and energy intensive industries. Ofgem has not yet decided on any option, and plans to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Green Deal Scheme (18 Jul 2018)

Claire Perry: We began a fundamental review of the Green Deal Framework by publishing a Call for Evidence in October 2017. The Department has reviewed responses to the Call for Evidence and we plan to publish a summary of responses shortly. We will then consider the next steps for the review of the Framework, including the timetable for when we would consult on more significant proposals.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Petrol: Prices (12 Jul 2018)

Claire Perry: The Department monitors the prices of crude oil and retail road fuels and publishes weekly reports at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/oil-and- petroleum-products-weekly-statistics. The Department’s analysis indicates that changes in the price of crude oil are the main driver of changes in the national average retail prices of petrol and diesel. The Government...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electricity (12 Jul 2018)

Claire Perry: The Capacity Market (CM) is at the heart of the Government’s plans for a reliable electricity system, and through CM auctions that have already been held we have secured all the capacity needed to meet expected demand on the system in 2018/19. National Grid’s Summer Outlook 2018, published in April, confirmed electricity supplies are expected to be sufficient to meet demand this...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Meters (12 Jul 2018)

Claire Perry: Both the Government and the Data and Communications Company (DCC) have consulted extensively on the enrolment and adoption of SMETS1 meters. Government consultations are available online here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/enrolment-of-sme ts1-meter-cohorts-with-the-data-communications-company; https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/maximising-inter...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (12 Jul 2018)

Claire Perry: Funding for the Renewable Heat Incentive has been agreed out to 2021. Beyond this we intend to design and implement a clear framework through to the 2030s for domestic and non-domestic buildings off the gas grid, to: o Reduce barriers to take-up of clean heating and cooling with reduced reliance on subsidy; o Sustain a viable supply chain for clean heating beyond the RHI whilst not closing...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carbon Budgets (12 Jul 2018)

Claire Perry: The Government’s policies and proposals for meeting the fourth and fifth carbon budgets are set out in the Clean Growth Strategy, published in October 2017. The Government agrees with the Committee on Climate Change that ambitious and rapid implementation of the policies and proposals in the Strategy is needed to ensure we meet our carbon budgets, and we will consider carefully the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Conservation (12 Jul 2018)

Claire Perry: The energy efficiency of energy-related products, including electricity consuming products, is currently regulated under the EU Ecodesign Directive and Energy Labelling Framework Regulation. In the Clean Growth Strategy (p.44), we set out that following EU Exit, the UK “will keep step with equivalent standards wherever possible and appropriate, or even exceed them where it is in the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Meters (12 Jul 2018)

Claire Perry: It is estimated there are currently around 637,000 smart meters being operated by the 14 large suppliers in ‘traditional’ mode. There were more than 11 million smart and advanced meters operating in Great Britain in ‘smart mode’ as at the end of March 2018. The Data and Communications Company (DCC) will move SMETS1 meters into its national system, starting later...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Billing (12 Jul 2018)

Claire Perry: Energy supply companies can take enforcement action to recover charges on the basis of estimated consumption. Ofgem Licence Conditions however, require suppliers to take all reasonable steps to obtain a meter reading at least once a year and customers can provide a meter reading to correct an estimate. Ofgem Supply Licence Conditions also require companies to take all necessary steps before...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Meters (9 Jul 2018)

Claire Perry: Energy suppliers are currently testing their SMETS2 pre-payment metering solutions. When these are made available to their customers is a matter for individual energy suppliers.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Meters (9 Jul 2018)

Claire Perry: We have made no such assessment as there is a compelling case for including gas meters in the roll-out of smart meters across Great Britain as set out in our latest Cost Benefit Analysis.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Housing (9 Jul 2018)

Claire Perry: In the period June 2017 to June 2018, 13,428 applications for the Feed-in-Tariff scheme were made in respect of premises where Ofgem know that it had an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of level D or above. Ofgem does not hold data in relation to premises with FIT installations which have an EPC of level E or below

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Solar Power: Housing (9 Jul 2018)

Claire Perry: The Feed-In Tariff rates are published by Ofgem at https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/environmental-programmes/fit/fit-ta riff-rates. The current higher PV tariff of 3.93p per kWh is available for houses with EPCs of D or higher. The lower tariff of 0.25p per kWh is available for houses with EPCs of E or lower and those houses with an EPC of level D or above that was not issued before the commissioning...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Wind Power: Seas and Oceans (9 Jul 2018)

Claire Perry: The UK has the largest installed offshore wind capacity in the world, with around 7GW operational. This will rise to around 10GW by 2020. As set out in the Clean Growth Strategy, the Government is working with industry as they develop an ambitious Sector Deal for offshore wind, which could result in 10 gigawatts of new capacity, with the opportunity for additional deployment if this is cost...


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