Results 1–20 of 1162 for speaker:Richard Harrington

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Wind Power: Seas and Oceans (26 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: Holding answer received on 17 July 2017 We do not hold specific information on UK ownership given the breadth of the sector and related supply chain. There has been significant overseas investment into offshore wind in the UK. Bloomberg New Energy Finance reported that in 2016 the UK led Europe for the third successive year, with investment of $25.9bn, up 2% year on year percentage...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Diesel Engines: Regulation (25 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: In December 2016, Defra consulted on proposals to introduce Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) emissions controls on generators alongside its consultation on proposals for the implementation of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD), aimed at improving air quality. The definition of generators used in the proposal captures those with a rated input of between 1MW thermal and 50MW thermal, although...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Euratom (25 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: The nature of future arrangements with Euratom and the EU will be subject to negotiation. Our aim throughout the negotiations with the European Commission will be to maintain our mutually successful civil nuclear cooperation with Euratom and the rest of the world. The scope of these arrangements will determine the cost. Government included a nuclear safeguards bill in the Queen’s Speech...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Office for Nuclear Regulation: Staff (25 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: There are nine staff of various grades in the Office for Nuclear Regulation’s (ONR) safeguards unit. This constitutes approximately 1.5% of ONR’s total staffing of 568. This is the current staffing level as at 30 June 2017 to satisfy the UK’s current / prevailing Euratom obligation. We are working closely with the ONR to ensure that they will be in a position to take on the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Nuclear Power: Skilled Workers (25 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: We are working closely with the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) to ensure that they will be in a position to take on the role and responsibilities required to meet our international safeguards and nuclear non-proliferation obligations.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Office for Nuclear Regulation: EURATOM (25 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: Our aim throughout the negotiations with the European Commission will be to maintain our mutually successful civil nuclear cooperation with Euratom and the rest of the world. The details of these arrangements will determine the cost and staff requirements. Government has announced that it will introduce a Nuclear Safeguards Bill, which will ensure that the Office for Nuclear Regulation has...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Businesses: Energy (25 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: The Feed-in Tariff remains open and provides an incentive for small businesses to invest in generating renewable electricity. The Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) provides financial incentives to increase the uptake of renewable and low carbon heat by businesses, the public sector and non-profit organisations in England, Wales and Scotland. It is open to applications to support 7...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Businesses: Microgeneration (25 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: The Feed-in Tariff remains open and provides an incentive for businesses to invest in generating renewable electricity. The Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) provides financial incentives to increase the uptake of renewable and low carbon heat by businesses, the public sector and non-profit organisations in England, Wales and Scotland. It is open to applications to support 7...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Radioactive Materials: Imports (25 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: The Government is committed to ensuring effective arrangements for nuclear co-operation with both Euratom and the rest of the world, including the trade and transport of nuclear and radioactive materials. The UK’s ability to import medical radioisotopes, which will not be affected by withdrawal from Euratom.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Euratom (24 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: Holding answer received on 10 July 2017 The UK imports a wide variety of radioactive isotopes for medical use. These include radioisotopes used for medical imaging of cancers and for cancer therapy. As medical radio-isotopes are not special fissile material, they are not subject to international safeguards and their availability in the UK should not be impacted by withdrawal from...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Cancer (24 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: Holding answer received on 17 July 2017 The UK imports a wide variety of radioactive isotopes for medical use. These include radioisotopes used for medical imaging of cancers and for cancer therapy. As medical radio-isotopes are not special fissile material, they are not subject to international safeguards and their availability in the UK should not be impacted by withdrawal from...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply: Electronic Warfare (24 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: Cyber security is one of the Government's top national security priorities and BEIS is continuing to work with other government departments and the National Cyber Security Centre, as well as with industry partners, to ensure that the threats to the energy sector are understood and that appropriate mitigations are established. For security purposes, we do not disclose details of potential...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: High Rise Flats: Natural Gas (21 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: Safety is the primary concern of the smart metering programme. Energy suppliers are responsible for installing smart meters and are required to comply with a number of regulations and other requirements that relate to the safety of installations and appliances. These include the Gas Safety (Installations and Use) Regulations (1998), the Meter Asset Managers’ Code of Practice (MAMCoP)...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electricity: Housing (21 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: The table shows average (mean) annual electricity consumption per domestic meter in the UK, split by country since 2010. Average UK annual domestic electricity consumption (kWh), 2010-15 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 England 4,163 4,095 4,035 3,963 3,972 3,914 Wales 3,916 3,845 3,787 3,736 3,734 3,685 Scotland 4,148 4,059 3,969 3,852 3,918 3,836 Northern...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Businesses: Cost Effectiveness (21 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: The Government is committed to ensuring competitive and affordable energy costs for all businesses, including small businesses, and our modern industrial strategy will deliver growth across the country through major investment in infrastructure, skills, and research and development. We will ensure that every small business in the country is offered a smart meter by the end of 2020 enabling...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fracking (20 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: Holding answer received on 20 July 2017 Shale gas could have great potential to be a domestic energy resource that makes us less reliant on imports and opens up a wealth of job opportunities. The economic impact of shale, both locally and nationally will depend on whether shale development is technically and commercially viable and on the level of production. To determine the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Nuclear Power: Treaties (20 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: Each Nuclear Cooperation Agreement is negotiated on a case-by-case basis and different countries have different arrangements for agreeing and ratifying them. The UK already has bilateral Nuclear Cooperation Agreements in place with several countries and we expect these to continue. We are working to develop new arrangements as necessary to maintain our mutually successful cooperation on...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Offshore Industry: North Sea (20 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: The oil and gas industry has decommissioned around 12% of the installations and pipelines in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) to date. The volume of decommissioning activity is expected to increase over the coming years. The Government is committed to supporting the development of a world leading oil and gas decommissioning industry to take advantage of this opportunity. The Department for...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Solar Power (19 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: Holding answer received on 17 July 2017 Solar PV is a UK success story. In 2013 we estimated that solar capacity would reach 10-12GW by 2020. We now expect Government support to bring forward around 13 GW by 2020. The Feed-in Tariff remains open to solar PV which provides an incentive for consumers to install solar energy.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply (19 Jul 2017)

Richard Harrington: Holding answer received on 17 July 2017 The Department has a programme of action to reduce dependence on non-renewable sources of energy, including: o taking action on energy efficiency to reduce demand for heat through the Private Rented Sector Regulations and through the Energy Company Obligation, which is worth £640m annually and will deliver around 300,000 measures per year...


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