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Results 21–40 of 4000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Charles Hendry

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Meters (3 Sep 2012)

Charles Hendry: The Government believe that an effective strategy for consumer engagement is needed to help deliver the expected benefits from the roll-out of smart meters. We recently consulted on the development of the strategy. The consultation is available at: www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/consultations/cons_smip/cons_ smip.aspx It is now closed and the Government will respond later this year. The...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Meters (3 Sep 2012)

Charles Hendry: The introduction of smart metering will bring significant new opportunities for UK businesses and their staff. Energy suppliers and networks, metering service companies, meter manufacturers and telecommunications providers will all be extensively involved. Many of the jobs created will be UK-based. Industry sources estimate that between 4,000 and 5,000 meter installers may be required. This...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Meters (3 Sep 2012)

Charles Hendry: The impact assessment case assumes an asset life of 15 years. Manufacturers have indicated that in practice asset lives may be greater than this.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Meters (3 Sep 2012)

Charles Hendry: DECC has consulted, and continues to consult, on all aspects of the smart metering roll-out. In addition, DECC has established a range of consultative and working groups, including a Consumer Advisory Group, in which voluntary sector organisations participate and a number of workshops on consumer engagement to which representatives of these groups were invited. DECC recognises the role that...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Meters (3 Sep 2012)

Charles Hendry: The Government have developed a robust evidence base for the smart meters programme, which is reflected in regularly updated programme impact assessments. Communications to and from smart meters will be the responsibility of the new Data Communications Company (DCC). Companies providing communications services to the DCC will have to demonstrate how they will deliver a comprehensive solution...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Meters (3 Sep 2012)

Charles Hendry: In April 2012 DECC published updated impact assessments for the rollout of smart meters in the domestic and non-domestic sectors. These estimate total costs of around £ 11.5 billion and total benefits of over £18.6 billion, giving a net benefit of around £7.2 billion. Energy suppliers will directly bear the large majority of the costs of the rollout, but they will also realise operational...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Prices (3 Sep 2012)

Charles Hendry: Standing charges reflect the fixed costs, such as network and distribution charges, to the supplier of supplying gas or electricity to a customer. DECC considers these charges alongside other areas impacting on bills, and how this will affect our objectives, as part of our Annual Energy Statement. Ofgem is currently considering the structure of tariffs as part of its Retail Market Review,...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs (3 Sep 2012)

Charles Hendry: The feed-in tariffs with contracts for difference (CfD) mechanism has been developed to increase the rate of investment in low carbon generation including medium-scale renewable electricity projects of between 5MW and 50MW. It is anticipated that a wide range of potential investors will be able to participate in the market, as the CfD removes significant risks from qualifying generators as it...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy: Transport (3 Sep 2012)

Charles Hendry: The Government is committed to meeting the binding target of 15% renewable energy and mandatory sub-target of 10% renewable transport by 2020 and there are a number of ways in which both targets can be met. We set out potential contingency measures for meeting the UK's renewables targets in the Renewable Energy Roadmap (published July 2011).

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Wind Power (3 Sep 2012)

Charles Hendry: holding answer 17 July 2012 DECC does not maintain a record of when wind projects are first connected to the grid. However, DECC's Renewable Energy Planning Database (REPD) does record when wind projects become fully operational. The REPD data showing the number of onshore and offshore wind projects that became fully operational in 2010, 2011 and 2012 is set out as follows.   2010 2011...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Carbon Sequestration (17 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: The CCS Roadmap, which was published on 3 April, explored the long-term development of CCS for both power and energy intensive industries. The CCS Commercialisation programme, which was launched alongside the Roadmap, makes available £1 billion in capital grant funding to support projects to develop CCS. Following closure of bids on 3 July, decisions on which projects to support will be...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Carbon Sequestration (17 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: I have made no such assessment. However, the Government has supported directly and indirectly a number of studies into CCS cluster development. Under the CCS Commercialisation programme, which closed to bids on 3 July, all bidders were required to include an assessment on clustering potential.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Infrastructure (17 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: In the Carbon Plan(1), the Department explored four scenarios which are consistent with its target to cut green house gas emissions by 80% by 2050. In these pathways, electricity generation capacity increases from 77 GW in 2007 to 89-162 GW in 2050. The Department's 2050 Calculator(2) estimates the costs of these pathways. The annual total cost of the energy system (including everything from...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Prices (17 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: DECC is transparent about the cost and expected impact of its policies on households. All policies are subject to Impact Assessments which are publicly available on the DECC website. DECC also publishes analysis of the estimated cumulative impact of policies on household energy bills each year alongside the Annual Energy Statement. The estimated impacts of energy and climate change policies...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Prices (17 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: DECC published estimates of average annual household energy (gas and electricity) bills in 2011, 2020 and 2030 alongside the Annual Energy Statement (AES) in November 2011. This analysis is available online at: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/meeting_energy/aes/imp acts/impacts.aspx DECC has committed to updating these estimates annually as part of the AES. The main driver of movements...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Prices (17 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: Several factors drive the differential cost of electricity rates between English regions. The most significant is the different levels of investment in, and operation, of the local distribution and high voltage transmission networks in each region which can affect costs and hence network charges. Network charges are a matter for Ofgem as the independent regulator of the gas and electricity...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Natural Gas: Exploration (17 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: The Gas Generation Strategy will be published in autumn 2012 looking at the role of gas in the UK electricity market. It will clearly need to do so with reference to the gas supply outlook. It will consider these reports among others.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Nuclear Power (17 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: The Department plans to make use of advice from financial firms to inform its discussions with developers on enabling early investment decisions ahead of electricity market reform, and any subsequent decision on strike prices. Such advice is in the process of being commissioned and the costs will be published in due course in line with the Government's policy on publishing spending data.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs (17 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: The impact assessment published alongside the Energy White Paper and the modelling underpinning it are based on there being a credible counterparty that would ensure low risk. While we consider that the model proposed in the draft Bill provides that, I recognise the concerns that have been raised by industry and we have therefore been assessing the viability of alternative models, including...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Electricity (16 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: Poor liquidity is a barrier to entry in the GB wholesale power market. This is especially acute in the forward markets. Independent power companies are likely to have stronger incentives to trade than their vertically integrated counterparts and therefore contribute to market liquidity. It is important, however, that all market participants play a part in ensuring competitive and transparent...


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