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Conservative MP for Chelsea and Fulham (5 May 2005 – current)


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Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Nuclear Power Stations: Ynys Môn (25 Oct 2021)

Greg Hands: The Department is currently considering the business case for a National Thermal Hydraulic Facility in North Wales. Officials are in regular contact with key stakeholders, including with my Hon. Friend the member for Ynys Mon, to assess possible sites in North Wales.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Heating: Housing (25 Oct 2021)

Greg Hands: The Government is consulting on new regulations to phase out the installation of heating systems using high carbon fossil fuels in homes, businesses and public buildings in England off the gas grid during the 2020s. As Building Regulations are an area of devolved competence it would be for the Welsh Government to consider steps to enable the decarbonisation of oil heated homes in Wales.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carbon Capture and Storage: Location (25 Oct 2021)

Greg Hands: The purpose of Phase-1 of the Cluster Sequencing process was to identify clusters which are best-suited to deployment in the mid-2020s window, these will be sequenced onto Track-1. Clusters were selected through a transparent and objective assessment process. The details of this were published in May in the Phase 1 documents: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cluster-sequencin...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carbon Capture and Storage: Location (25 Oct 2021)

Greg Hands: The purpose of Phase-1 of the Cluster Sequencing process was to identify clusters which are best-suited to deployment in the mid-2020s window, these will be sequenced onto Track-1. Clusters were selected through a transparent and objective assessment process. The details of this were published in May in the Phase 1 documents: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cluster-sequencin...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Environment Protection: Foreign Investment in UK (25 Oct 2021)

Greg Hands: Around 56,000 high-quality green jobs have been secured and created across the UK since November 2020. The policies and proposals announced in the Net Zero Strategy could also support up to 440,000 jobs in 2030 across power, fuel supply and hydrogen, industry, and heat & buildings.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Environment Protection: Foreign Investment in UK (25 Oct 2021)

Greg Hands: Around 56,000 high-quality green jobs have been secured and created across the UK since November 2020. The policies and proposals announced in the Net Zero Strategy could also support up to 440,000 jobs in 2030 across power, fuel supply and hydrogen, industry, heat & buildings, transport, and natural resources.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Environment Protection: Foreign Investment in UK (25 Oct 2021)

Greg Hands: Around 56,000 high-quality green jobs have been secured and created across the UK since November 2020. The policies and proposals announced in the Net Zero Strategy could also support up to 440,000 jobs in 2030 across power, fuel supply and hydrogen, industry, heat & buildings, transport, and natural resources.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Offshore Industry: Employment (25 Oct 2021)

Greg Hands: The North Sea Transition Deal recognises that the upstream oil and gas workforce has the transferrable skills needed to support the energy transition, including the development of a hydrogen economy. The Deal supports the work of the Energy Skills Alliance, which aims to prepare the energy industry to meet the future demand for skills in new technologies. The Deal also contains a commitment...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (25 Oct 2021)

Greg Hands: Under the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) all contractors must be Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) certified. MCS is the leading standards and quality assurance organisation in the domestic renewable heating sector. For products to be eligible for the RHI, they must be MCS certified, and for installations to be eligible, they must be carried out to the relevant MCS...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Utilities: Licensing (25 Oct 2021)

Greg Hands: The process for awarding supply licences is independently set by Ofgem. Ofgem are reviewing their approach to supplier licensing, to ensure that appropriate protections are in place against poor customer service and financial instability. New market entry requirements came into effect in January 2021 focussed on the ongoing requirements on suppliers operating in the market to promote...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs (25 Oct 2021)

Greg Hands: Support under the FIT scheme, which is closed to new entrants, aims to deliver returns of approximately 5-8% for investors in small-scale low-carbon generation. The methodology used to set the tariffs considers the technology costs and electricity generation expectations and not the retail price of electricity. The tariff rates are adjusted annually, in line with the Retail Price Index (RPI)....

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (25 Oct 2021)

Greg Hands: In cases where Ofgem, the scheme administrator, finds that an EPC is inaccurate, and that the RHI scheme participant has been overpaid, Ofgem are required to request that the overpayment is repaid, in order to ensure that public funds are properly accounted for Ofgem generally try to show flexibility with regard to how funds are recovered, and usually allow repayments to be offset against...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Small Businesses: Carbon Emissions (25 Oct 2021)

Greg Hands: The Government always looking at effective ways to support small and medium-sized enterprises to reduce their carbon emissions, and has worked closely with HM Treasury, and other Departments, on initiatives including my Rt. Hon. Friend the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution and the Net Zero Strategy to decarbonise all sectors of the UK economy.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Renewable Energy: Finance (25 Oct 2021)

Greg Hands: Under the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme, a generator is paid the difference between the ‘strike price’ – a price for electricity reflecting the cost of investing in a particular low carbon technology – and the ‘reference price’ – a cost measure of the average GB market price for electricity. Generators have to pay back the difference to the Low Carbon Contracts Company...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Training: Carbon Emissions (25 Oct 2021)

Greg Hands: The Government convened the independent Green Jobs Taskforce and its analysis was published here in July 2021: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/green-jobs-taskfo rce-reportThe ideas generated by the Taskforce contributed to the Government Net Zero Strategy, published 19 October, which sets out the measures being taken to support skills and retraining for the green economy.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Offshore Industry: North Sea (25 Oct 2021)

Greg Hands: Through the landmark North Sea Transition Deal, the sector committed to voluntary, industry-led UK content targets for related new energy projects and decommissioning as well as for locally provided technology. The sector is considering how it will meet these targets and this month has appointed an Industry Supply Chain Champion, Sian Lloyd-Rees, to raise the profile of the UK’s energy...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply: Prices (25 Oct 2021)

Greg Hands: Transmission charging is a matter for Ofgem as the independent regulator. Ofgem published a call for evidence on possible transmission charging reforms on 1 October 2021, which is available at: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications/tnuos-reform-call-evid ence . The call for evidence provides all interested parties with an opportunity to submit views and evidence on: the extent to which reform...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Tidal Power: Carbon Emissions (25 Oct 2021)

Greg Hands: As set out in the Net Zero Strategy: Building Back Greener published on 19 October 2021, we will continue to explore the role that marine energy technologies could play in achieving our net zero target.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Buildings: Energy (25 Oct 2021)

Greg Hands: As set out in the recently published Heat and Buildings Strategy, the Government aims to ensure domestic and non-domestic buildings are constructed to be highly efficient, better for the environment, and fit for the future. The UK has a strong track record in improving the energy performance of its homes, with 40% now above Energy Performance (EPC) Band C, up from just 9% in 2008. The...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Carbon Emissions: Costs (25 Oct 2021)

Greg Hands: The Department conducted cost-benefit analysis of our net zero ambition as part of the Impact Assessment for setting the sixth carbon budget. The net present value of meeting the sixth carbon budget and net zero target, compared to no further action, was estimated as a net benefit of £266 billion.


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