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Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Nuclear Power: Prices (8 Dec 2017)

Richard Harrington: The Control’s current forecast period is set to 2025. Potential new nuclear projects, after Hinkley Point C, are expected to become fully operational beyond 2025 and are therefore not affected by the commitment to no new levies up until this date. The Government will keep both the forecast period and Control under regular review. This will include considering how the Control could...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Meters (7 Dec 2017)

Richard Harrington: We do not hold this information. Energy suppliers have their own individual systems and criteria for recording offers for installations of a smart meter.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Meters (7 Dec 2017)

Richard Harrington: No estimate has been made. Suppliers are mandated by government to offer every household and small business in Great Britain a smart meter by 2020, and Ofgem are regulating them against this requirement.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Nuclear Reactors: Investment (7 Dec 2017)

Richard Harrington: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 07 December 2017. The correct answer should have been: The Techno-Economic Assessment of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) includes estimates of the likely capital requirements of SMR vendors and developers. We expect to publish the Techno-Economic Assessment of SMRs shortly. On 7 December Government announced a package of...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Nuclear Reactors: Investment (7 Dec 2017)

Richard Harrington: The Techno-Economic Assessment of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) includes estimates of the likely capital requirements of SMR vendors and developers. We expect to publish the Techno-Economic Assessment of SMRs shortly. On 7 December Government announced a package of nuclear measures, including up to £56 million for advanced nuclear technologies over the next 3 years. Full details of our...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: EU Energy Policy (7 Dec 2017)

Richard Harrington: The Government’s priority is to maintain affordable, clean and secure energy supplies for businesses and households. As part of this we share the EU’s ambition to make energy trading easier and more efficient by opening up national markets and increasing the level of interconnection between them. We want to continue arrangements which allow the efficient trade in electricity and...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Statement on Energy Policy (7 Dec 2017)

Richard Harrington: Today we have announced our next steps for the development of advanced nuclear technologies in the UK. The advanced nuclear sector has the potential to play an important part in the UK’s Industrial Strategy building on our existing economic strengths and competitive advantages in nuclear while shaping new advanced nuclear markets and contributing to tackling the Clean Growth Grand...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Statement on Energy Infrastructure (7 Dec 2017)

Richard Harrington: Nuclear power generation New nuclear power stations have an important role to play. As confirmed in the Industrial Strategy, nuclear is a vital part of our energy mix, providing low carbon power now and into the future. The Government’s framework to bring forward new nuclear power stations was established in the 2008 White Paper on Nuclear Power, as was the principle the Government...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Companies Obligation (6 Dec 2017)

Richard Harrington: The Energy Company Obligation is not a low-carbon electricity levy and, therefore, is unaffected by paragraph 4.51 of the Budget.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fracking: Ryedale (6 Dec 2017)

Richard Harrington: The Department will determine Third Energy’s application for hydraulic fracturing at its Kirby Misperton site using the same criteria set out under Section 4A of the Petroleum Act 1998 (inserted by Section 50 of the Infrastructure Act 2015). The Department is carefully considering the evidence submitted and will respond appropriately in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Mineworkers' Pension Scheme (6 Dec 2017)

Richard Harrington: The allocation of bonuses from the Trustees’ share of surpluses in the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme is a matter for the Trustees.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Prices (6 Dec 2017)

Richard Harrington: We are committed to the plans we set out in the Clean Growth Strategy and to continuing to meet our climate commitments. The next Contract for Difference auction round for less established technologies, including offshore wind, is planned for spring 2019. We will set out details of future rounds beyond that in due course. While no decisions have yet been made on future CfD allocation...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: International Cooperation (6 Dec 2017)

Richard Harrington: The Department already has a number of established forms of energy co-operation with other countries. Our work spans research, innovation, policy, and technical collaboration in partnership with a number of priority countries. We continue to work closely with key partner countries, such as Norway and Qatar, which supply the UK with over half of its gas supply. We also engage widely with...

Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme (5 Dec 2017)

Richard Harrington: It is an honour to serve under your chairmanship for what I think is the first time, Mr Paisley—I hope it will not be the last—and I thank the hon. Member for Blaenau Gwent (Nick Smith) for securing this debate, and other hon. Members for their contributions. Pensions are complex, and I asked to respond to this debate on behalf of the Government because I was previously a...

Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme (5 Dec 2017)

Richard Harrington: I think the implication of the hon. Gentleman’s question is that he knows the answer, which I do not, and that it is zero, but I should like to write to him formally, because I do not want to inadvertently mislead anyone. I do not have the information to hand, but if he will bear with me until later today, I shall make sure he gets a letter or email straight away. It is a reasonable...

Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme (5 Dec 2017)

Richard Harrington: The cost to the guarantor is a contingent cost. It could, in theory, be all the money—the billions in the pension fund. That is the only answer I can give, because, of course, that is what a guarantee is. If one guarantees a loan to a bank, to use the analogy I gave before, it is the whole thing. If the person who has borrowed the money pays back 25% of it, the guarantor pays 75% of...

Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme (5 Dec 2017)

Richard Harrington: I hope that the hon. Gentleman understands that the role is more than technical. First, the Government have also contributed a lot to the scheme. Secondly, the guarantee is more than just technical; it is a golden guarantee. That is a good thing—I ask the House please not to think that I am saying it is not, but it is more than just technical. The fact that the guarantee has not been...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Offshore Industry: North Sea (5 Dec 2017)

Richard Harrington: The UK Oil and gas industry remains a priority for the whole Government. In the recent Autumn Budget the Government announced the introduction of a Transferable Tax History mechanism for UK Continental Shelf oil and gas producers for deals that complete on or after 1 November 2018. This initiative is a world first and should encourage new entrants and unlock fresh investment for a basin that...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carbon Capture and Storage: Scotland (5 Dec 2017)

Richard Harrington: The Government’s Clean Growth Strategy, published on 12 October 2017, commits Government to working with ongoing initiatives in Teesside, Merseyside, South Wales and Grangemouth to test the potential for development of carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) industrial decarbonisation clusters. The Department met with Scottish Government, The Crown Estate Scotland, Pale Blue Dot...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Renewable Energy (4 Dec 2017)

Richard Harrington: Electricity generation in the UK from renewable sources fell marginally by 0.2 per cent between 2015 and 2016, to 83.2 terawatt hours. Lower rainfall and wind speeds resulted in lower hydro and wind generation, more than offsetting a 16 per cent increase in total capacity, to 35.7 gigawatts in 2016. (Source: DUKES 2017) Under the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, the cumulative total number...


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