Results 181–200 of 7000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Barker of Battle

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (29 Apr 2014)

Gregory Barker: The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is targeted at, but not limited to, homes off the gas grid, which are more expensive to heat than those with mains gas. Households without mains gas have the most potential to save on their fuel bills and decrease their carbon emissions. The RHI is funded through general taxation rather than through a ‘green levy’ on energy bills. As well as...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Solar Power (29 Apr 2014)

Gregory Barker: I have been in regular contact with representatives of the Solar Trade Association and British Photovoltaic Association over the last few months, in the lead-up to the publication on 4 April 2014 of the UK Government’s Solar Strategy, the first of its kind in Europe. I have discussed with the industry a range of options for removing the barriers to greater deployment of mid-scale building...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Meters (28 Apr 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Government's vision is for every home and smaller businesses in Great Britain to have smart electricity and gas meters by the end of 2020. In December 2012, the Department published the smart meter Consumer Engagement Strategy which sets out the approach to how domestic and non-domestic consumers will be encouraged to use smart meters to take control of their energy—helping them to save...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Policy (28 Apr 2014)

Gregory Barker: All new policies, programmes and projects in the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) are subject to comprehensive but proportionate assessment of costs and benefits following Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT) Green Book guidance. The guidance provides advice on valuing costs and benefits including where there is no market value:...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Solar Power (28 Apr 2014)

Gregory Barker: We are working to clear the way for the widespread use of mid-scale solar on top of factories, supermarkets, warehouses, car parks and other commercial and industrial buildings. We are currently considering a range of options to achieve this as set out in the solar strategy. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/302049/uk_solar_pv_strategy_part_2.pdf

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Stationery (28 Apr 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Department of Energy and Climate Change does not keep a central record of stock levels for stationery, treasury tags or any other office consumables. This is because individual teams within the Department are responsible for their own particular needs (with weekly deliveries when required), negating the need for an overall 'Departmental' store. However, printer cartridges are procured and...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Biofuels (10 Apr 2014)

Gregory Barker: As set out in the UK Bioenergy Strategy: “it will be important to continue to monitor impacts and review policies and measures periodically in the light of information gained from monitoring policy impacts and the outputs of continuing research. .... We will review how the totality of UK bioenergy policies meets the direction and principles set out in this strategy in at least 5 year...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Consultants (10 Apr 2014)

Gregory Barker: The table details the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s consultancy expenditure in 2013-14: 2013-14   £000 KPMG LLP 2,340 Lazard & Co. Ltd 1,940 Deloitte LLP 855 Baringa Partners LLP 238 Mott Macdonald Group Ltd 91 Redpoint Energy Ltd 91 Poyry Management Consulting (UK) Ltd 61 Oxera Consulting Ltd 60 Cambridge Economic Policy Associates...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Employment Agencies (10 Apr 2014)

Gregory Barker: The following table details the companies used and the total amounts paid to them in the last financial year. We are unable to identify separately the amounts retained by the companies as fees and the amounts passed on to the temporary worker by the company. Agency 2013-14 (£000) Adecco UK Ltd 1,162 Michael Page International Recruitment Ltd 533 Methods Consulting Ltd 517 ...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Green Deal Scheme (10 Apr 2014)

Gregory Barker: The supporting data for Green Deal Advice Reports held by Landmark Information Group contains sensitive personal data, such as how householders use energy. We do not think it appropriate for providers to have access to this data, given data protection considerations. We understand that providers would find the raw data useful to tailor Green Deal Advice Reports around the measures customers...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Green Deal Scheme (10 Apr 2014)

Gregory Barker: I can confirm that DECC pays the Ombudsman Service a fixed quarterly rate to provide Green Deal services, support to DECC and maintain systems, plus an additional fee for each investigation undertaken. The quarterly fixed rate payments work out at £3,333.00 per month. I would also like to point out that as part of the Government’s transparency initiative DECC publishes summary details of...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Housing (10 Apr 2014)

Gregory Barker: DECC has not undertaken any research into the accuracy of the assumptions made in the English Housing Survey that all stone properties built before 1920 are of solid wall construction.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Private Sector (10 Apr 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Department of Energy and Climate Change has not transferred any jobs to the private sector as a result of privatisation or outsourcing since May 2010.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Winter Fuel Payments (10 Apr 2014)

Gregory Barker: Winter fuel payments is a DWP policy. However, people with disabilities may be able to access the Warm Home Discount scheme and receive a rebate off their electricity bill. They may also be able to access the energy companies obligation through which they can get help with insulation and heating measures.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Wind Power (9 Apr 2014)

Gregory Barker: There is no cap on current deployment of onshore wind (or any other renewable energy technology). It is the role of the planning system to ensure that wind farms are only built where the impacts are, or can be made, acceptable. Onshore wind is one of the cheapest forms of large-scale renewable energy—supporting onshore wind in 2013 added around £9 per year to the average UK energy bill....

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Combined Heat and Power (8 Apr 2014)

Gregory Barker: In 2013, the Government reviewed the minimum performance standards for renewable combined heat and power (CHP) set in our Quality Assurance programme. As set out in the Government response, approximately 70% of solid and liquid renewable fuel CHP schemes already certified to Combined Heat and Power Quality and Assurance (CHPQA) deliver more than 10% of their input energy as useful heat...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy Companies Obligation (8 Apr 2014)

Gregory Barker: The impact of the proposed changes to the Energy Company Obligation was estimated in the Assessment of Impacts published alongside the consultation document on 5 March: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/the-future-of-th e-energy-company-obligation No specific estimate was made for those fuel poor families specifically living areas of flood risk. The Department of Energy and Climate...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy Companies Obligation (8 Apr 2014)

Gregory Barker: Homes at risk of flooding are not automatically defined as having hard-to-treat cavity walls, however flood-risk homes with hard-to-treat cavity walls are eligible for funding under the energy company obligation. Proposed changes to the scheme will enable more homes to receive funding for energy efficiency measures, including those homes that are at risk of flooding.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy Supply (8 Apr 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Government have not made any forecast of the effect of the Supplemental Balancing Reserve (SBR) on the Loss of Load Expectation for winter 2014-15. SBR is one of National Grid's two new balancing services, approved by Ofgem in December 2013. SBR and the Demand Side Balancing Reserve (DSBR) will address potential capacity shortfalls in the middle of the decade. National Grid is currently...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Multiple Occupation (8 Apr 2014)

Gregory Barker: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 3 April 2014, Official Report, column 802W.


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