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Results 41–60 of 4000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Charles Hendry

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

Charles Hendry: Independent developers, including distributed electricity generators, have said it has become harder to agree a power purchase agreement (PPA) on bankable terms. The Department issued a call for evidence on 5 July 2012 to seek views on the issues in order to ensure that the extent and nature of any problem are fully understood: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/consultations/call_ren...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Natural Gas: Exploration (16 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: Provided methane emissions to atmosphere are minimised by use of appropriate controls and technologies, and are estimated and included in national greenhouse gas inventories, from a climate perspective, increased use of shale gas globally should be cautiously welcomed. This is because it can reduce emissions where it displaces coal generation, and where it does not lead to a weakening of...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Nuclear Power Stations: Construction (16 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: According to our records no meeting has occurred between the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, the right hon. Member for Kingston and Surbiton (Mr Davey) and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, my right hon. Friend the Member for Tatton (Mr Osborne), EDF Energy, other private companies or his French counterparts on the provision of loan guarantees in relation to the...

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

Charles Hendry: A copy of this information will be placed in the Libraries of the House.

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

Charles Hendry: A copy of this information, in respect of onshore wind, will be placed in the Libraries of the House.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Youth Advisory Panel (16 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: Established in 2010, the Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) has provided the principal vehicle for DECC's youth engagement work. The Panel last met formally on 5 December 2011 since when our approach to youth engagement has been reviewed. The Panel has not, therefore, met with the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, the right hon. Member for Kingston and Surbiton (Mr Davey). Following...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Carbon Sequestration (13 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: Contracts for Difference will provide long-term price stability for all forms of low carbon generation, including CCS-equipped Fossil Fuel generation plant. This will enable more investment to come forward sooner at a cheaper cost of capital—allowing us to meet our decarbonisation goals while reducing consumer bills in the medium and longer term. Further detail, including on variations...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Carbon Sequestration (13 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: The UK CCS Commercialisation Programme, launched on 3 April 2012, makes available £1 billion in capital grant funding to support projects to develop CCS. Full CCS chain projects will also be eligible for support from low carbon Contracts for Difference as proposed in the draft Energy Bill, published in May 2012. CfDs will provide, long-term price stability from the sale of electricity, thus...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Space Weather (13 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: The Government's assessment of the potential threat of lengthy power outages following severe space weather was provided to the House of Commons Defence Committee and published as part of its report on 8 February 2012. The same report included written evidence from National Grid on the results of discussions with Government Departments, including DECC, on the potential impacts on...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Electricity (12 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: The large vertically integrated energy companies will have a critical role in delivering the UK's security of supply and decarbonisation objectives. Vertical integration can reduce the costs of capital and help to keep down costs to consumers. However, these large companies cannot alone deliver investment at the scale and pace that we need—one of the key aims of EMR is, therefore, to...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Electricity Generation (12 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: holding answer 6 July 2012 In the Carbon Plan(1), the Department explored four scenarios which are consistent with its target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. The Department's 2050 Calculator(2) estimates the total capital, operating and fuel costs of the energy system (everything from power stations and industrial processes; to cars, planes and trains and the fuel they use;...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Electricity Generation (12 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: Total constraint costs for generators of all types are as follows: (i) 2007-08—£70 million (ii) 2008-09—£263 million (iii) 2009-10—£139 million (iv) 2010-11—£170 million (v) 2011-12—£324 million. The Department does not hold the breakdown of constraint payments by type of technology. Constraint payments arise from actions taken by National Grid (in its role as System Operator)...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy (12 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: The Carbon Plan, which was published on 1 December 2011, set out a range of scenarios to highlight the possibilities and the challenges we will face in decarbonising the economy between now and 2050, using currently available knowledge. It is not possible to predict with certainty the most cost-effective route to decarbonisation of the power sector and the scenarios are not intended to...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy (12 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: The information is provided in the following tables(1). Operational Technology Operational 2010 RESTATS data Operational since January 2011 Biomass 447.4 789.8 Co-firing 390.2 — RO Hydro 195.4 3.6 Landfill gas 1,024.6 — Offshore Round 0 14.0 — Offshore Round 1 962.4 150.0 Offshore Round 2 364.8 367.2 Demonstration Projects — — ...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy (12 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: There is currently 2.1 GW of gas generating capacity in respect of applications over 50 MW in the planning system in England and Wales; no coal is currently in the planning system(1). In early June, over 3 GW of (gas) capacity was under construction in the UK. This is in addition to around 35 GW of gas capacity and around 29 GW of coal capacity, which was fully operational at the end of...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Prices (12 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: DECC publishes annual and quarterly indices for domestic energy, gas and electricity in Table 2.1.1 of the publication Quarterly Energy Prices, available on the DECC website: http://www.decc.gov.uk/media/viewfile.ashx?filepath=statisti cs/source/prices/qep211.xls&filetype=4&minwidth=true A summary table is provided for reference: Indices for domestic gas, electricity and energy on 2005=100...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Prices (12 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: DECC Ministers meet with Ofgem officials on a regular basis to discuss a range of issues. Electricity and gas pricing for domestic households is a commercial matter for the companies concerned. It is for Ofgem, as the independent regulator of the gas and electricity markets, to consider whether further regulatory protection is required.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Natural Gas: Imports (12 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: DECC publishes projections of UK gas demand and production from which the implied level of net gas imports can be derived. The latest central projections are summarised at: http://og.decc.gov.uk/en/olgs/cms/data_maps/field_data/field _data.aspx They imply annual net import dependency of 55% in 2020 but, as with all such projections, great uncertainty applies to this estimate.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Nuclear Power (12 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: The Government is committed to ensuring that conditions are right for investment in new nuclear. We have completed our facilitative actions on planning, financing for decommissioning and waste disposal and reactor design and set out reforms to transform the power sector to enable future low carbon investment. It is for energy companies to construct, operate and decommission nuclear power...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Electricity: Meters (11 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: None. There are industry and technical experts working on the smart meter roll-out in delivery roles, but none in a consulting capacity.


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