Energy Policy

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 10th March 2005.

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Photo of Ms Sue Doughty Ms Sue Doughty Shadow Minister (the Environment), Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much funding, and in what form, is being provided by the Government to assist trade associations and other industry representative bodies in addressing barriers to distributed generation, in pursuit of the goal to achieve 10 per cent. of electricity and 10gW of combined heat and power to be supplied by renewable sources.

Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Minister of State (Energy & e-Commerce), Department of Trade and Industry

During 2004–05 the DTI expects to provide some £280,000 of direct support to trade associations and similar bodies to help in providing representation on various industry forums dealing with distributed generation-related issues, including renewables and combined heat and power. In addition the DTI expects to expend some £1.7 million during 2004–05 on specific projects aimed at the removal of barriers to the development of distributed generation or its impact on the electricity networks.

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