Results 81–100 of 7000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Barker of Battle

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

Gregory Barker: The total cost of the two existing schemes to promote renewable electricity—the renewables obligation (RO) and the feed-in tariffs (FIT) scheme—was £1,300 million in 2010-11, £1,609 million in 2011-12 and £2,498 million in 2012-13 (figures not adjusted for inflation). DECC's methodology for estimating the impact of energy and climate change policies on energy prices and consumer bills...

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

Gregory Barker: The Government intend to move to auctioning of contracts for difference (CfDs) for at least those technologies classified as ‘established' (such as onshore wind) from the first allocation round in October 2014. The Government Response to the consultation on our approach to competitive allocation of CfDs published on 13 May 2014, set out our view that there is some scope for further cost...

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

Gregory Barker: The answer of 4 March 2014, Official Report, column 764W, on wind power, explained that there is no further comprehensive banding review planned for the renewables obligation (RO) scheme before it closes to new generation on 31 March 2017. However, as a principle of responsible budget management, we keep under review whether any further targeted actions or banding reviews for specific...

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

Gregory Barker: There are currently no employees, seconded from any of the big six energy companies, working in the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

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

Gregory Barker: The Planning Act 2008 defines what can be included in an application for development consent for a nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP). Electricity substations are not categorised as NSIPs in their own right but, under the Act, can be included in an application for development consent for such a project if they can be considered as associated development in England. In...

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

Gregory Barker: The cost of supporting onshore and offshore wind through the renewables obligation in 2010-11 and 2011-12 was as follows (figures not adjusted for inflation): £ million   2010-11 2011-12 Onshore wind 398 483 Offshore wind 254 371 Some small-scale onshore wind was also supported by the feed-in tariff scheme (FITs), but FITs costs are not available disaggregated by...

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

Gregory Barker: Information on the hours of operation of individual wind turbines is not held centrally. However, information on load factors, which express the average quantity of electricity produced as a percentage of the maximum achievable (based on installed capacity) are published in table 6.5 of the Digest of UK Energy Statistics, and table 6.1 of Energy Trends; copies of both these publications are...

Written Answers — Treasury: Carbon Emissions (26 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The Climate Change Act (2008) commits the UK to reducing emissions of GHGs and the accompanying Impact Assessment sets out that within the context of global efforts to limit climate change the benefits to the UK will be greater than the costs. However, the Department has not made specific estimates of the...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy (25 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: DECC’s monthly consumption of gas and electricity since June 2010 can be viewed in the following tables. The information provided covers those buildings occupied by the core DECC Department where we are directly billed or have estimates. Energy (kwh)   2010-11 2011-12 2012-13   Gas Electricity Gas Electricity Gas Electricity April - - 26,271.73 118,488.24...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy (25 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: Departmental spend on gas and electricity bills, by financial year, is as follows: Gas   £ 2010-11 19,122 2011-12 16,700 2012-13 21,719 2013-14 115,851 Electricity   £ 2010-11 203,723 2011-12 165,782 2012-13 202,289 2013-14 205,847 1 March gas bill not yet received, February used as approximation.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Housing: Insulation (25 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: The coalition Government are committed to fighting fuel poverty through the installation of robust energy efficiency measures. Statistics published this morning show that from the start of 2013 to the end of April 2014, 394,000 low-income and vulnerable consumers, or households in specified areas of low income, had benefited from energy efficiency measures being installed under the new energy...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Veterans (25 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: The Department of Energy and Climate Change does not have a policy or guidance on the protocol of former armed forces personnel using their rank as a title after they have left service.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Meters (24 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: Data are not available to the Department on the number of households with prepayment meters at the parliamentary constituency or local authority level. Statistics are produced on a quarterly basis which show the proportion of households on prepayment tariffs by public electricity supply (PES) region. These are made available through the DECC publication Quarterly Energy Prices, in tables 242...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Fuel Poverty (24 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: The estimated number and proportion of households which are fuel poor for 2011 and 2012 under the Low Income High Costs (LIHC) indicator in each (a) parliamentary constituency and (b) local authority is available at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/fuel-poverty-sub-r egional-statistics The link above also provides sub-regional estimates of fuel poverty for the 10%...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Green Deal Scheme (24 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: Up to £120 million has been allocated to the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund in 2014-15. A decision on allocating funding for future years has yet to be taken. In the 2013 autumn statement, £150 million was allocated in each of 2015-16 and 2016-17 towards energy efficiency in homes.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Green Deal Scheme (24 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: The total number of homes supported under the GDHIF scheme will be dependent on a number of factors. Given these are unknown factors currently, the number of homes potentially supported could vary significantly. Up to £120 million has been allocated to this scheme for 2014-15. A decision on allocating funding for future years has yet to be taken.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Green Deal Scheme (24 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: Up to £120 million has been allocated to the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund in 2014-15. DECC has not allocated specific levels of funding to (a) solid wall insulation, (b) other energy efficiency and insulation measures from his Department's approved list and (c) refunds for Green Deal assessments under the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund in (i) 2014-15, (ii) 2015-16, (iii) 2016-17 or...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Green Deal Scheme (24 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: Up to £120 million has been allocated to the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund in 2014-15. A decision on allocating funding for future years has yet to be taken. In the 2013 autumn statement, 5 December 2013, OfficialReport, columns 1101-13, £150 million was allocated in each of 2015-16 and 2016-17 towards energy efficiency in homes.

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Liquefied Petroleum Gas (24 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: The supply of LPG is subject to UK competition law under the Competition and Markets Authority. The study by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) into the off-grid energy market, published in October 2011, found that there was a generally positive initial impact of the Competition Commission (CC) orders from 2009 to make it easier for consumers to switch liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) supplier. In...

Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Mobile Homes: Energy (24 Jun 2014)

Gregory Barker: Energy performance certificates can now be generated for park homes and the energy company obligation is leading to improvements. For example, 200 park homes have had solid wall insulation under this scheme. We will be consulting later this year on ways in which we could help park home residents access the warm home discount.


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