Results 61–80 of 7000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Barker of Battle

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs (3 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: DECC conducted a Comprehensive Review of the FITs scheme in 2011-12, which assessed the effectiveness of the scheme and introduced measures to improve value for money and reduce tariffs in light of falling costs. The relevant documents are available on the gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/increasing-the-use-of -low-carbon-technologies/supporting-pages/feed-in-tariffs-sc...

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

Gregory Barker: The UK has seen a remarkable transformation in solar PV deployment under the coalition Government; we now have over 3GW of installed capacity. The measures that we set out in our Solar Strategy will ensure that solar PV continues to be a vital part of the UK’s renewable energy mix for many years to come. Alongside those measures, we are consulting on proposals to change the small-scale...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Climate Change (2 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Fifth Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) comprises contributions from three Working Groups and a Synthesis Report. The Working Group (WG) reports on the science (WGI), impacts, adaptation and vulnerability (WGII) and mitigation of climate change (WGIII) were published in September 2013, March 2014 and April 2014 respectively. Copies of these reports...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy: Heating (2 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...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Trade Unions (2 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, the right hon. Member for Kingston and Surbiton (Mr Davey), did not share the views of the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, my right hon. Friend the Member for Horsham (Mr Maude), on this issue. He also noted advice from the Department that the Department is charged a fixed cost for payroll services based on the...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Biofuels (1 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: At the request of the wood panel industry, the Department carried out an analysis of domestic wood use by biomass generating stations, both through their returns on actual use under the sustainability reporting requirements of the renewables obligation and through the forecasts large scale generators provided to the Department as part of a voluntary exercise. Generators provided information...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Carbon Emissions (1 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Government is committed to ensuring that industrial sectors maintain their competitiveness during the transition to a low-carbon economy, and continue to invest and provide employment in the UK. We have recognised the additional costs that climate and energy policies can place on energy-intensive industries, including the wood panelling sector, and announced a range of new measures in...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Green Deal Scheme (1 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: Applications made to the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund which comply with the scheme terms and conditions will typically be turned around and a voucher issued within five working days. Vouchers are redeemable once the customer has completed their installation of energy saving home improvements.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Energy: Egypt (1 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The UK Government engages with Egypt on a series of renewable technologies, including solar, through multilateral forms such as the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). We also provide some technical assistance, through the World Bank, to help Egypt diversify their energy sources.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (1 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: Since the domestic renewable heat incentive (RHI) launched on 9 April this year, up until the end of May, Ofgem had received 2,296 applications in total from applicants in England, Wales and Scotland. Due to the infancy of the scheme, analysis is not currently provided at country level, however, this breakdown will be presented in our next monthly renewable heat incentive and renewable heat...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (1 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: Since the domestic renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme launched on 9 April this year, up until the end of May, Ofgem had received 2,296 applications to join the scheme. Whether or not an application meets the minimum insulation standard is determined using information from the Energy Performance Certificate of the property. Currently, Ofgem do not record data on applicants that are not...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Universal Credit (1 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The warm home discount is funded by energy suppliers, rather than Government, with scheme spending controlled through the levy control framework. We have committed to a warm home discount spending target of £320 million in 2015-16. We will consult shortly on scheme rules for that year, including the eligibility criteria and the value of the rebate (which is set at £140 in 2014-15). We...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Warm Front Scheme: York (1 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: The last year of the Warm Front Scheme was 2012-13. There has been no further change in the Warm Front figures for York local authority area since my answer to the hon. Member on 9 July 2013.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Warm Home Discount Scheme (1 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: Under the “broader group” schemes offered by suppliers participating within the Warm Home Discount, considerable assistance is offered to vulnerable groups such as low-income families and those with long-term illnesses and disabilities. In scheme year 3 (2013-14) all seven participating suppliers (British Gas, EDF, E.On, First Utility, N Power, Scottish Power and SSE) made broader group...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Warm Home Discount Scheme (1 Jul 2014)

Gregory Barker: Last year, we announced a new £320 million spending commitment for the Warm Home Discount in 2014-15. We intend to consult on the future operation of the scheme in due course.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Billing (30 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Department's current accounting system recognises invoices when they are submitted if they are made out to the Department of Energy and Climate Change and a valid purchase order number is provided. As at 1 June 2014, the following number of invoices remain unpaid: Duration 45 to 59 days 60 to 74 days 75 days 76 days and over Number of creditors 5 7 0 4 Total value of...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Educational Testing Service (30 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: Neither (a) the Department of Energy and Climate Change nor (b) its non-departmental public bodies hold any contracts with the Educational Testing Service or its subsidiaries.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Meters (30 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: In Great Britain, we are adopting a supplier-led approach to the roll-out of smart meters. Energy suppliers are required to take ‘all reasonable steps' to install smart meters to all of their domestic and smaller non-domestic customers in Wales, England and Scotland by 2020. There is no centralised roll-out strategy and suppliers are free to plan the roll-out in a way that suits their...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Performance Appraisal (30 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: In DECC, the staff declaration rate for disability is: 5.7% have declared they have a disability; 70.6% have declared they do not have a disability; 23.7% have not declared their disability status. The 2013-14 performance ratings breakdown for these groups is shown in the following table. Percentage   Declared have a disability Declared do not have a disability Disability status not...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Prices (26 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: In March 2013 DECC published an assessment of the impact of climate change and energy polices on electricity and gas prices and consumer bills1. The report estimated that, in 2013, support costs for renewables added around 10% to electricity bills for energy intensive users (8% in relation to the renewables obligation (RO) and 2% in relation to the small-scale feed-in tariffs (FIT))....


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