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Results 141–160 of 4000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Charles Hendry

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy Supply (19 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: The institutions expert group is one of three expert groups the Department has formed in order to facilitate close engagement with a range of stakeholders on the detail of electricity market reform. Officials within the Department worked with industry and other interested parties to identify appropriate members for the groups. The terms of reference for the group, which includes the...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Billing (19 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: We have no plans to publish the unit costs of individual renewable types on energy bills.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (19 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: The information requested is a matter for Ofgem. I have asked the chief executive of Ofgem to write to the hon. Member and we will place a copy of his letter in the Libraries of the House.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (19 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: The Government will continue to work closely with the system operator (National Grid) and Ofgem on the measures proposed in the draft Energy Bill. While we do not plan at this stage to publish correspondence between DECC, Ofgem and National Grid regarding these measures, we will publish further details on the implementation of the reforms towards the end of the year.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Nuclear Power Stations: Safety (19 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: HM Chief Inspector's Final Fukushima Report recommended that the Nuclear Emergency Planning Liaison Group (NEPLG) should instigate a review of the UK's national nuclear emergency arrangements. The review is examining the practicability and effectiveness of the arrangements for extending countermeasures beyond the existing UK Detailed Emergency Planning Zone (DEPZ) in the event of more serious...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Nuclear Power: Emergencies (19 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: HM Chief Nuclear Inspector attended this workshop in his capacity as Chair of the OECD/NEA Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA). The workshop formed part of the OECD/NEA's efforts to draw lessons from the Fukushima accident. The workshop outcomes were made publicly available at: http://www.oecd-nea.org/press/2012/2012-02.html

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy (19 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: The costs of renewable technologies were estimated by independent consultants for the renewable obligation banding review consultation in 2011. The report is published on the Department's website, and estimated both upfront and ongoing connection costs for each technology. Estimates of the upfront costs are published in the report and ongoing connection charges in Annex B of the consultation...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Wind Power (19 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: As a mature, affordable, low carbon technology, using a limitless and indigenous fuel, onshore wind has an important role to play in providing the diverse and secure mix of energy we need to support our economy, and to help protect consumers from the price volatility arising from an overdependence on fossil fuels Onshore wind brings substantial new economic benefits and job opportunities to...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Wind Power (19 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: The Department does not maintain a ‘standard size’ definition for either wind turbines or nuclear power stations.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Wind Power (19 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: Potential environmental impacts are considered on a project by project basis as part of the planning process through the requirement for wind farm developers to undertake environmental impact assessments (EIAs).

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Wind Power (19 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: No such assessment has been made by DECC. It is for planning authorities to assess compliance with ETSU-R-97 as appropriate. The use of double/secondary microphone windscreens for wind farm noise measurements is considered current good practice by acousticians. Further technical advice on noise measurement equipment including windscreens will be included in the forthcoming guidance on the...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Wind Power (19 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: DECC does not have any plans to establish a public inquiry to investigate lobbying by the wind power industry and its effects on Government policy over the last 10 years.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Wind Power (19 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: The electricity grid owned by the National Grid and the distribution network operators consists of many hundreds of substations and interconnecting lines. There are generally no readily identifiable discrete points at which a connection for an onshore wind turbine—or other type of generation—may or may not be made. A potential developer wishing to make a connection to the grid at any...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Wind Power: Noise (19 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: I have taken the reference to ‘article method' to mean the methodologies on predicting and modelling noise propagation from wind turbines agreed by a number of consultants acting for wind farm developers, local authorities and third party groups and published in an article in the Institute of Acoustics Bulletin in 2009(1). DECC is aware of the article and commissioned a review of it as part...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Energy: Meters (19 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Department for Energy and Climate Change. The UK has extensive meter design, research, calibration, configuration and manufacturing expertise. In addition to manufacturing, we also expect that there will be considerable opportunities from the installation of smart meters and associated communications supporting the end-to-end smart metering system....

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Wind Power: Planning Permission (18 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Department for Energy and Climate Change. The Government continues to monitor how various renewable energy issues are tackled in other countries, including the process for consenting Onshore wind-turbine development, and to keep abreast of relevant research.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Carbon Emissions (18 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: Under the Final Investment Decision Enabling Project set out in the Technical Update on Electricity Market Reform published in December 2011, the Government may provide information on strike prices for low carbon generation projects that need to make final investment decisions before legislation implementing EMR takes effect. There will be full transparency over the terms agreed for any...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Coryton Oil Refinery (18 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: holding answer 14 June 2012 Working closely with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which has policy responsibility for state aid, the Department has sought legal advice on the possible provision of state aid to Coryton Oil Refinery. The Government do not intend to provide state aid to Coryton Oil Refinery. The case for doing so is not compelling enough: there are no strong...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Coryton Oil Refinery (18 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: The British embassy in Paris, on behalf of the Department, has exchanged correspondence with the French Government about the assistance provided to the Petit Couronne Refinery.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Coryton Oil Refinery (18 Jun 2012)

Charles Hendry: The Department, working closely with Departments across Government, concluded that because of existing overcapacity in the refining industry and declining demand for petrol it would not be sustainable for government to provide assistance to the Coryton Oil Refinery. As set out in the answer I gave to the right hon. Member on 14 June 2012, Official Report, columns 563-64W, the Department has...


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