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Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Green Homes Grant Scheme (24 Sep 2021)

Greg Hands: We are considering the National Audit Office report and its recommendations.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Housing: Carbon Emissions (24 Sep 2021)

Greg Hands: The Government’s upcoming Net Zero strategy will look at how the Government can best engage with the public in supporting them to make the right choices when retrofitting their homes and businesses.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Billing (24 Sep 2021)

Greg Hands: Ofgem updates the energy price cap to reflect changes in underlying costs, such as purchasing wholesale gas and electricity prices, which are global markets. Wholesale prices are increasing, but the energy price cap still saves 15 million households on default tariffs up to £100 a year. The Government continues to support low income and fuel poor households with their energy bills through...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Housing: Heating (24 Sep 2021)

Greg Hands: In 2019 there were around 1.3 million fewer fuel poor households living in the least energy efficiency Band E, F or G rated property compared to 2010. Government is committed to ensuring as many homes as possible reach EPC Band C by 2035 where practical, affordable and cost effective. Support for energy efficiency improvements is available through schemes including the Green Homes Grant...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Businesses: Carbon Emissions (24 Sep 2021)

Greg Hands: Ahead of the UN climate change conference (COP26), the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched the Together for Our Planet (TFOP) Business Climate Leaders campaign, aimed at encouraging as many UK small businesses as possible to join the ‘Race to Zero’ – a global effort to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases we all generate to zero by 2050. Small...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Housing: Carbon Emissions (24 Sep 2021)

Greg Hands: The Government recognises that decarbonising our country’s 30 million buildings is essential to meet our ambition of net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Government is investing £9 billion in improving the energy efficiency of our buildings, including £1.3 billion this financial year.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Fossil Fuels (24 Sep 2021)

Greg Hands: On 31 March 2021, the UK Government implemented its new, world leading policy to no longer provide new direct financial or promotional support for the fossil fuel energy sector overseas. At the G7 Leader’s Summit in June, leaders agreed to phase out new direct government support for international carbon-intensive fossil fuel energy as soon as possible, and to end new direct government...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carbon Capture and Storage (23 Sep 2021)

Greg Hands: Details of these awards are publicly available, including both the size of the awards and the nature of the projects we are supporting: https://www.ukri.org/news/ukri-awards-171m-in-uk-decarbonisa tion-to-nine-projects/.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Wind Power: Seas and Oceans (23 Sep 2021)

Greg Hands: A Government priority is the growth of offshore wind to 2030 and beyond. The Government is committed to supporting the development of floating offshore wind, as reflected in our ambitious target of 1GW of floating wind by 2030. Floating offshore wind projects will be eligible to bid in the next Contract for Difference allocation round, which will open in December 2021. The Government recently...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply: Prices (23 Sep 2021)

Greg Hands: On 20 September 2021 a roundtable was held with leading energy suppliers and consumer groups to hear about the challenges they currently face, and on 21 September a roundtable was held with smaller and challenger energy suppliers. The Government wants to see a diverse energy market with many smaller and challenger energy suppliers bringing an improvement to customers. The biggest danger to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Green: Prices (23 Sep 2021)

Greg Hands: My Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State and I held a roundtable on 21 September 2021 with smaller and challenger energy suppliers, including Green Energy Company. In the coming days, the Government will set out the next steps for protecting consumers, businesses and energy suppliers from these global price rises.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Green Homes Grant Scheme (23 Sep 2021)

Greg Hands: The Energy Company Obligation applies to energy suppliers with domestic customer accounts exceeding 150,000. We expect the very large majority of the overall obligation to be met, with some suppliers potentially exceeding their targets by 31 March 2022.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Renewables Obligation (23 Sep 2021)

Greg Hands: Ofgem, the administrators of the Renewables Obligation scheme, are monitoring the amount of money outstanding from electricity suppliers and are actively engaging with suppliers who are due to make payments.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply: Prices (23 Sep 2021)

Greg Hands: The Government is committed to ensuring fair energy prices for consumers. That is why Government introduced the energy price cap in 2019, which saves 15 million households on default tariffs up to £100 a year on average. The Government’s Warm Home Discount provides over 2 million eligible households with £140 off their bills. In addition, Winter Fuel Payments and Cold Weather Payments...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Hydrogen: Carbon Capture and Storage (22 Sep 2021)

Greg Hands: The 2019 Manifesto and Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution position the UK as a global leader which will create and safeguard thousands of jobs. We have already supported Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) deployment in the North West, with an award of over £30m of development funding to HyNet, earlier this year, through the Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge. ...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Mineworkers' Pension Scheme (22 Sep 2021)

Greg Hands: The Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme was considered by the BEIS Select Committee earlier this year. In the Government’s response, we highlighted that the Government continues to believe that the arrangements agreed in 1994 work well and are fair and beneficial to both Scheme members and taxpayers. That response is available to view here. The Rt. Hon. Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the then Minister...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply: Prices (22 Sep 2021)

Greg Hands: The Government is committed to minimising energy costs for businesses to ensure our economy remains strong and competitive. We deliver relief schemes to reduce the cumulative impact of some energy and climate change policies on UK’s industrial energy prices for eligible energy intensive industries, such as steel, chemicals, and glass manufacturing.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Air Pollution: Scotland (22 Sep 2021)

Greg Hands: The National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory estimates annual air quality and greenhouse gas pollutant emissions for the UK.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Housing: Energy (22 Sep 2021)

Greg Hands: The Government remains committed to ensuring that improvements meet high standards and provide appropriate consumer protection. The forthcoming Net Zero Strategy and Heat and Buildings Strategy will look to further address consumer protection.


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