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Results 61–80 of 4000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Charles Hendry

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

Charles Hendry: In developing the Contracts for Difference payment model set out in the draft Energy Bill and draft Operational Framework in May 2012, we have engaged with a wide range of stakeholders to assess any risks associated with the proposed model. We have also considered external legal advice. While I still believe that the proposed model is workable, I recognise the concerns that have been raised...

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

Charles Hendry: During a visit to Oslo on 6- 7 June, the Prime Minister announced a UK-Norway energy partnership and billions of pounds of new investment by UK and Norwegian companies. The announcement can be found at: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/pn12_072/pn12_072 .aspx These investments have the potential to create thousands of jobs in the UK. Details include: Statoil's further £12 billion...

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

Charles Hendry: In April 2012 DECC published updated impact assessments for the roll-out of smart meters in the domestic and non-domestic sectors. These estimate total costs of £11.5 billion and total benefits of £18.6 million, giving a net benefit of £7.2 billion. The impact assessments estimate that the total cost of installing smart meters will amount to £1.7 billion.

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

Charles Hendry: In April 2012 DECC published updated impact assessments for the roll-out of smart meters in the domestic and non-domestic sectors. These estimate total costs of £11.5 billion and total benefits of £18.6 million, giving a net benefit of £7.2 billion. Of the total costs outlined in the impact assessments, equipment costs are estimated at £5.3 billion, which includes smart electricity...

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

Charles Hendry: Since the financial year 2010-11, the Department has currently spent £150,000 on reports to study the resilience of the UK's petrol and diesel supplies. DECC has published a number of assessments on the resilience the downstream oil industry: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/meeting_energy/en_secu rity/downstream_oil/improving/improving.aspx These reports include the terms of reference...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Meters (10 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: The Government are considering responses received to our recent consultation. Subject to responses received and ongoing engagement with a range of stakeholders, the Government intend to publish a response to the consultation this autumn.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Meters (10 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: The Government will place regulatory obligations on energy suppliers that will require them to take all reasonable steps to install smart meters for all their domestic and smaller non-domestic customers by the completion date in 2019. This obligation will apply equally to customers in rural areas as to others. A key part of the process of procuring the communications services that will...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Wind Power (10 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: The joint DECC/RenewableUK report by BiGGAR Economics(1) does not draw conclusions about how much onshore wind might be needed to contribute to the UK's renewable energy target. It sets out four potential deployment scenarios(2) for 2020, ranging between 10 GW and 19 GW, and considers the impact that each of these would have on UK jobs and investment. In last year's Renewables Roadmap, the...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Wind Power (10 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: The Government have made no payments to wind farms in compensation for non-production. In order to ensure the secure operation of the electricity system, National Grid takes over a thousand actions each day to balance electricity supply and demand, including paying generators of all types to alter their output. The vast majority of these payments are made to fossil fuel generators, rather...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Electricity Generation (9 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: In the July 2011 White Paper, “Planning our electric future: a White Paper for secure, affordable and low-carbon electricity”, DECC committed to undertake an assessment by summer 2012 to determine whether DECC should take further steps to improve the support and incentives for the efficient use of electricity. This assessment is nearing completion and will be published shortly.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Nuclear Power (9 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: The Department regularly meets a range of external stakeholders and financial institutions to discuss a number of issues relating to electricity market reform, but has not met Citigroup, KPMG, or PricewaterhouseCoopers specifically to discuss the strike price for nuclear power.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Electricity: Meters (5 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: There were a total of 27 officials working on smart meter roll-out in April 2011 and 76 officials in April 2012.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Natural Gas: Exploration (5 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: We welcome the initiative of the two academies in conducting this study. This review of the evidence is a very valuable addition to public information, since it has been conducted by authoritative bodies independent of the industry and of the regulators. DECC is considering the report's analysis and findings and will certainly be taking the academies' conclusions into account, both when...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Nuclear Power (5 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: The Department plans to make use of external legal and accountancy advice to inform its discussions with developers on enabling early investment decisions ahead of electricity market reform, and any subsequent decision on strike prices. In order to ensure best value for money is achieved, estimates of the costs of procuring external advice cannot be disclosed in advance, but the actual costs...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy (5 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: DECC has not made an assessment of the number of new jobs expected to be created in renewable energy industries and the green economy by 2020. As a result of electricity market reform, household electricity bills are estimated to be, on average, 4% lower over the next two decades than they would otherwise have been. Average bills for businesses and energy intensive industries will also be...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy (5 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: The UK has a target under the Renewable Energy Directive 2009 to produce 15% of its of energy from renewable sources by 2020, calculated on a net calorific basis across the electricity, heat and transport sectors, and with a cap on fuel used for air transport. We estimated in the Renewable Energy Roadmap (published July 2011) that this would equate to around 234 TeraWatt hours (TWh) of...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Timber (3 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Department of Energy and Climate Change. DECC has carefully considered the potential impacts on the wood products industry of biomass electricity incentives. Analysis published alongside the Government's Bioenergy Strategy(1) shows that the UK is a price taker in the global market and that UK wood prices have not correlated with energy demand in...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Oil: Refineries (3 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: Data from the UK Petroleum Industry Association Statistical Review 2011 indicates that in 2009 the UK had the fourth largest refining capacity in Western Europe at over 1.7 million barrels per day. The UK has an open and competitive market for oil refining, that we consider to be in the best long-term interest of consumers. The Government seek to ensure that the right conditions exist to...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Oil: Refineries (3 Jul 2012)

Charles Hendry: The UK has an open and competitive market for oil refining that we consider to be in the best long-term interest of consumers, with regulation under UK and EU competition, environmental and health and safety regimes. DECC is currently working with the industry to examine the global risks and challenges that could impact on the competitiveness of the UK refining industry in the longer term....


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