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Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewables Obligation (9 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Renewables Obligation (RO) has been reviewed and updated several times since it was introduced in 2002. The scheme underwent a major reform in 2009 to bring forward more renewable generation through the introduction of banded support for different technologies and to increase the scheme’s effectiveness. The reforms were set out in the ‘Government Response to the Statutory Consultation...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Wind Power: North Yorkshire (9 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The number of onshore wind turbines that have become fully operational in North Yorkshire in the years since the start of 2008 are as follows:   Date fully operational Number of wind turbines 2008 22 April 2008 8 2010 4 October 2010 12 2011 1 January 2011 2 Source: Renewable Energy Planning Database, May 2014

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Climate Change: Northern Ireland (7 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: Ministers and officials in the Department engage with their counterparts regularly in the Northern Ireland Executive on a wide range of issues including work related to the transition to a low carbon economy and tackling climate change. This includes, for example, discussions with the Northern Ireland Executive on the Electricity Market Reform programme, which is designed to decarbonise our...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy Companies Obligation (7 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Department has not estimated the average savings on energy bills for households that have received measures specifically under the Energy Company Obligation. The saving on energy bills will depend on several factors including the particular measure installed, energy prices and household characteristics that affect their energy consumption. However, more generally, DECC has estimated that...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Fuel Poverty (7 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Department's latest assessment of the impact of the three energy company obligation (ECO) targets on the number of households supported, energy company spending and number of measures installed is set out in the 5 March ‘The Future of the Energy Company Obligation’: Assessment of Impacts: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Green Deal Scheme (7 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: DECC research has consistently shown that around four fifths of households that had a Green Deal assessment have installed, were in the process or intended to install at least one measure. Research published in March 2014, showed that 22% of households that had an installation after a Green Deal assessment were not thinking about installing that measure before they had an assessment. For...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Green Deal Scheme (7 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: Previous DECC research has shown that around one in 10 households that have had a Green Deal assessment paid, at least in part, for it. However the latest DECC research, published in June 2014, showed that 14% of households paid, at least in part, towards an assessment. This research was carried out with households that had an assessment between 1 January and 30 March 2014 and shows that...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Green Deal Scheme (7 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: £100 cashback is available for households that have a Green Deal assessment and install a measure via the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund route, however the scheme only recently launched and it is too early to give a figure on spend. Local authorities offered free Green Deal assessments from Green Deal Pioneer Places Fund and DECC estimates that 9,543 free assessments were funded through...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Housing: Energy (7 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The saving on energy bills from installing heating and insulation measures will depend on several factors including the particular measure, energy prices and household characteristics that affect their energy consumption. DECC has estimated that households can save from around £25 to £270 or more per installation per year from installing the main insulation measures. This is based on...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Housing: Energy (7 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: As part of our evaluation of Green Deal and ECO we have commissioned a range of consumer research, covering research into the customer journey including people’s views, attitudes and experiences of the Green Deal and ECO journeys, the experience of arranging assessments, actions and intentions after receipt of a Green Deal Advice Report and general public awareness of Green Deal. DECC has...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy: Heating (7 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: In January this year, we published a preliminary report on the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) heat pump metering programme. This is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/276612/Preliminary_Report_on_the_ RHPP_metering_programme_2014-01-31.pdf This report presents data from more than 400 heat pumps installed in domestic properties on a...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Carbon Emissions (3 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: Onshore wind power has a very small carbon footprint range relative to other energy generation technologies, including coal and gas-fired generation, which, in 2012, emitted, on average, 895 g/kWh and 415 g/kWh respectively (not allowing for emissions incurred during the manufacture, construction and decommissioning phases)1. The Department does not estimate the gas turbine energy...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Climate Change: Conferences (3 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: Details on the UK delegation to the 20th United Nations Annual Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP) in Lima are yet to be confirmed, but the delegation will include Ministers and senior officials from the Government. The full list of participants in the conference will be published on the UNFCCC website when the COP has concluded, and this will include...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy (3 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: Full details are published at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/green-deal-energy-company -obligation-eco-and-insulation-levels-in-great-britain-quart erly-report-to-march-2014

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy (3 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: £10.8 million was allocated to the core cities programme which concluded in June 2013.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Green Deal Scheme (3 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: Full details are at: www.gov.uk/government/news/support-for-local-authorities-to- keep-homes-warm-and-lower-energy-bills?jhbjkb

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Green Deal Scheme (3 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Green Deal Communities fund of £88.3 million has been fully allocated to 24 successful local authorities. Full details are at: www.gov.uk/government/news/support-for-local-authorities-to- keep-homes-warm-and-lower-energy-bills?jhbjkb

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Green Deal Scheme (3 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: Pioneer Places completed in June 2013. £10 million was allocated to local authorities under the Pioneer Places programme. Details with outcomes are at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/green-deal-energy-company -obligation-eco-and-insulation-levels-in-great-britain-quart erly-report-to-march-2014

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Private Rented Housing: Energy (3 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: No estimate has been made of the number of landlords acting as a direct result of the provisions within the Energy Act 2011.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy (3 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: In the answer I gave to the right hon. Member on 12 May 2014, Official Report, columns 344-45W, I confirmed that a copy of the Bloomberg New Energy Finance analysis of new investment in UK renewable electricity was placed in the Libraries of both Houses. This analysis shows that average annual investment in renewables has more than doubled in this Parliament, compared with the previous one....


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