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A Green Industrial Revolution (15 Jan 2020)

Kerry McCarthy: ...overseas between 2010 and 2016. In fact, well over 90%—I think 95% or 96%—of the amount it spends on financing energy projects overseas goes on fossil fuel projects, rather than on cleaner renewable projects. That is almost equal to the total spending on international climate finance. There is no point boasting about what we do on the one hand, if we then finance the private sector to...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Solar Households: Smart Export Guarantee (30 Apr 2019)

Kerry McCarthy: When his Department plans to publish its smart export guarantee proposals for new solar households.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Solar Households: Smart Export Guarantee (30 Apr 2019)

Kerry McCarthy: ...of people in the sector will feel that the delay is not acceptable. Does the Minister agree that the Government must mandate a fair minimum floor price to prevent suppliers from taking advantage of solar households and other small-scale solar generators? The energy price cap is there to ensure suppliers sell power at a fair price. We need a similar mechanism to ensure they purchase at a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Renewable Energy: Public Funding (9 Apr 2019)

Kerry McCarthy: What recent assessment the Government have made of trends in the level of public funding for renewable energy since 2010.

Public Bill Committee: Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill: Cap on standard variable and default rates (13 Mar 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: In the NEA’s evidence this morning, it said that one of the additional things needed for a package for the most vulnerable customers was energy efficiency measures. I know the Government are consulting on energy efficiency programmes, and particularly on amending the energy efficiency standards for rented homes. May I urge the Minister to make sure that that is brought forward quickly as...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Saving for rights etc. under section 2(1) of the ECA (16 Jan 2018)

Kerry McCarthy: ...Committee, I gave an example of how losing reporting requirements under article 10 of the birds directive could, for example, present a barrier to future investment in, and the roll-out of, marine renewable energy and other developments. The Government still have not said whether they intend these reporting requirements to disappear. Without amendment, we will also see a loss of...

Environmental and Food System Education (19 Dec 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: ...going on at Harper Adams University. We need to engage young people and get them interested in careers in that field. There is the waste sector, energy sector, many high-tech engineering jobs, and renewable energy and eco-housing sectors. There are so many things that young people could be inspired to do. It is almost obligatory in environmental debates these days to mention “Blue...

Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Renewable Energy: Africa (15 Dec 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what support his Department provides to help UK renewable energy companies export to Africa.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Housing: Energy (23 Feb 2017)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many fuel-poor households require bringing up to the minimum band C energy efficiency standard by 2030; and what steps the Government is taking to bring such households up to that standard.

Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day]: Climate Change and Flooding (15 Dec 2015)

Kerry McCarthy: ...concern at the Government’s decisions to cut investment in carbon capture and storage technology, privatise the Green Investment Bank without protecting its green mandate, reduce funding for energy efficiency and solar energy and block the growth of wind energy, which all jeopardise the future of Britain’s important low-carbon industries; and calls on the Government to institute a...

Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day]: Climate Change and Flooding (15 Dec 2015)

Kerry McCarthy: ...nations. While the international community is moving forward, the UK has gone backwards. The Government have axed the carbon capture and storage fund, worth billions of pounds. They have blocked new wind farms and cut energy efficiency programmes drastically by 80% and they propose cutting support for solar power by 90%. They are also selling off the UK Green Investment Bank without...

Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day]: Climate Change and Flooding (15 Dec 2015)

Kerry McCarthy: ...change commitments and help the global community to keep temperature rises below 2°. The UN’s chief environment scientist has even had to intervene to challenge this Government’s policies on renewable energy. While the rest of the world is investing in renewables, she said: “What’s disappointing is when we see countries such as the United Kingdom that have really been in the lead...

Opposition Day — [1st allotted day]: Climate Change (10 Jun 2015)

Kerry McCarthy: ...Finance gave £1.13 billion in export credits to “dirty” energy operations abroad, compared with just £3.6 million to clean energy—and £3.2 million of that was for a single deal, an offshore wind farm in Germany. Joining the USA and France in stopping support for coal through export credits would send a strong signal to the rest of the G7 and G20. May I ask the Minister to comment...

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Public Buildings: Energy (23 Mar 2015)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of Display Energy Certificates in reducing the energy costs and improving the energy efficiency of public buildings.

Energy and Climate Change: Tidal Power (19 Mar 2015)

Kerry McCarthy: ...the strike price to be agreed, which will help to spur the full commercialisation of the sector? Does he share the concern of organisations such as Citizens Advice that the current strike price for tidal lagoon power is more expensive than that for any major green energy project to date?

Energy and Climate Change: Topical Questions (19 Mar 2015)

Kerry McCarthy: ...I have mentioned in every DECC questions. Although we welcome the measures in the Budget, what does the Secretary of State plan to do to diversify skills in the North sea towards low-carbon and renewable technologies, given that the North sea is a mostly mature basin? Does he agree that we need a long-term transition plan for places that are currently heavily reliant on the oil and gas...

Energy and Climate Change: UK Energy Sources (Subsidy) (18 Dec 2014)

Kerry McCarthy: The Prime Minister said at the Liaison Committee this week that his party would scrap subsidies for onshore wind after 2015 and he did not expect any more to be erected without subsidy, but onshore wind is one of the cheapest forms of green energy. Does the Minister not agree that an essential part of trying to reduce energy bills is having onshore wind as part of the mix?

Energy and Climate Change: Framework for Energy and Climate Policies (6 Nov 2014)

Kerry McCarthy: Given the non-binding EU targets on renewables and energy efficiency, does the Secretary of State agree that the Government now need to demonstrate how we can use that flexibility to increase the UK’s low-carbon programme, especially as it is being undermined by other Departments—for example, by stripping farmers of their common agricultural policy subsidies for solar farms and by...

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill (12 Sep 2014)

Kerry McCarthy: ...for central America: to resolve high levels of socio-economic and environmental vulnerability; to promote climate change adaptation; and to move towards sustainable, low carbon economics based on renewable sources. Now is a critical time in addressing this problem. The world is looking to secure a new climate deal in Paris in December 2015. A new framework of post-2015 sustainable...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Biofuels (28 Apr 2014)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to his answer of 14 January 2013, Official Report, column 481W, on biofuels, is biomass feedstock origin recorded in the renewable energy planning database; and what his policy is on the use of biomass feedstock sourced from outside the UK.


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