Results 1–20 of 27 for solar speaker:Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park

Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve (29 Sep 2020)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: ...able to exist without subsidy. Most people put their assessments and predictions at around 2030-plus, but we are now right on the cusp of offshore wind being viable without subsidy. The cost of solar has come down by around 90% in the 12 years since the credit crunch. Last year, more money by far was invested in new renewable technology than in fossil fuels. A final, interesting point on...

Environmental Programme: COP 26 - Question (9 Mar 2020)

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park: ...a new wind farm to come online that will be the first to require no public subsidies of any sort at all, which is testament to that technology. It has proven itself, just as we have seen with solar power. However, I absolutely take his point about the burning of wood on a very large scale to produce electricity. This has all kinds of consequences—I would say unforeseen, but they were not...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Renewable Energy (28 Oct 2019)

Zac Goldsmith: ...to electricity, especially in rural areas. DFID’s support to off-grid electricity generation is delivered through a range of programmes. We provide funding for the installation of off-grid solar power, such as through mini-grid projects in Kenya and Rwanda. We provide technical assistance and are helping to establish markets in a number of African countries for household solar power. For...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Africa: Renewable Energy (30 Sep 2019)

Zac Goldsmith: DFID’s support to clean energy in Africa is delivered through a range of programmes. We provide funding to support the installation of more off-grid solar power such as through mini-grid projects (e.g. in Kenya and Rwanda). We are helping to establish markets in a number of African countries for household solar power so poor people have access to affordable clean energy. We are also...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Solar Power (19 Mar 2018)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to consult on post-feed-in tariff policy support for solar power; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Solar Power (11 Dec 2017)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much solar energy has been deployed subsidy-free by (a) capacity and (b) project numbers since the closure of the Renewables Obligation in March 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Solar Power (11 Dec 2017)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will set out the evidence base and analysis underpinning his Department's position that solar energy no longer requires public support and can be deployed without subsidy.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Solar Power (11 Dec 2017)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2017 to Question 116097 on solar power, what information his Department holds on the project financing of the subsidy-free solar farm referred to in that answer.

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

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Local Enterprise Partnerships' local energy strategies funded by his Department have evaluated the potential for solar power in their areas.

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

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department's policy is on supporting solar power.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Solar Power (1 Dec 2017)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the industrial benefits of solar power.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Solar Power: Non-domestic Rates (1 Dec 2017)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the difference in business rate liabilities is for rooftop solar power where the majority of the power produced is (a) exported to a third party and (b) consumed onsite.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Solar Power: Non-domestic Rates (1 Dec 2017)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received from the solar power industry on how rooftop solar power is treated in business rates.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Renewable Energy: Non-domestic Rates (1 Dec 2017)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what methodology is used to calculate the business rate liabilities of (a) solar power and (b) Good Quality gas CHP; and what the rationale is for that methodology.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs (19 Sep 2016)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he plans to take to improve the performance of the feed-in tariff scheme for solar power; and what the timetable for such improvements is.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Solar Power: Non-domestic Rates (16 Sep 2016)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to reduce the planned increases in business rates on solar rooftops from April 2017; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy (14 Oct 2013)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what estimate he has made of when offshore wind will reach grid parity; (2) what estimate he has made of when solar PV will reach grid parity; (3) what estimate he has made of when onshore wind will reach grid parity.

Written Answers — Treasury: Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs (20 Feb 2012)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of potential changes in levels of revenue to the Exchequer arising from the proposed reduction in solar photovoltaic feed-in tariffs.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Solar Power (12 Dec 2011)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of people employed by solar photovoltaic manufacturing companies based in the UK.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs (6 Dec 2011)

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether (a) individual solar photovoltaic installations and (b) community-owned solar photovoltaic schemes will be eligible to receive support through the proposed feed-in tariff with contract for difference.


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