Housing: Renewable Energy

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 1st February 2008.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what events and conferences (a) she and (b) other Ministers from her Department have addressed relating to (i) the construction and housebuilding industry and (ii) the renewable energy industry since July 2006.

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Since July 2006 Communities and Local Government Ministers have attended the following events and conferences relating to the construction, housebuilding and renewable energy industry:

Ministers Event/conference details
Minister for Housing and Planning—Yvette Cooper (18 July 2006) New Local Government Network
Secretary of StateRuth Kelly (19 July 2006) Keynote Speech at Housing Design Awards
Minister for Housing and Planning—Yvette Cooper (21 September 2006) Official opening of the Osborne Demonstration House at the Building Research Establishment
Minister for Housing and Planning—Yvette Cooper (10 October 2006) Speech to Housing Market Intelligence Conference
Parliamentary Under-SecretaryBaroness Andrews (31 October 2006) Speech to National Skills Forum networking Event on Industry Skills for Sustainable Communities
Minister for Housing and Planning—Yvette Cooper (1 November 2006) Keynote speech at the first Housing Corporation Gold Award conference
Secretary of State—Ruth Kelly (12 December 2006) A visit to the BowZED development
Secretary of State—Ruth Kelly (13 December 2006) Launch of the consultation on zero carbon new homes, "Towards Zero Carbon Development" event hosted by WWF
Minister for Housing and Planning—Yvette Cooper (13 December 2006) The Town and Country Planning Association's "Corporate Fellows Briefing and Consultation Meeting: Climate Change Policies and Regulation"
Minister for Housing and Planning—Yvette Cooper (22 January 2007) The Town and Country Planning Association's "Planning for Climate Change" conference
Minister for Housing and Planning—Yvette Cooper (9 January 2007) Home Builders Federation's zero carbon homes roundtable summit
Minister for Housing and Planning—Yvette Cooper (7 February 2007) DLA Piper's "Cooling the Planet" conference
Parliamentary Under-Secretary—Baroness Andrews (20 February 2007) Speech to British Urban Regeneration Association (BURA) on Community Regeneration
Parliamentary Under-Secretary—Angela Smith (8 March 2007) Speech to the Construction Products Association Council Lunch
Parliamentary Under-Secretary—Angela Smith (20 March 2007) Visit to the Thamesmead Ecopark by Gallions Housing Association
Parliamentary Under-Secretary—Angela Smith (22 March 2007) Jointly run conference by the Home Builders Federation and the Energy Saving Trust entitled "The House that Bjorn Built"
Minister for Housing and Planning—Yvette Cooper (25 March 2007) Home Builders Federation AGM
Secretary of State—Ruth Kelly (4 April 2007) Green Alliance summit on "Local Government and Climate Change"
Minister for Housing and Planning—Yvette Cooper (18 April 2007) Housing Forum National Conference
Parliamentary Under-Secretary—Angela Smith (26 April 2007) "Zero Carbon New Homes—Gaining clarification and exploring practical solutions" conference hosted by Construction News
Minister for Housing and Planning—Yvette Cooper (2 May 2007) Speech at Building Futures' "Futures Fair 2007"
Minister for Housing and Planning—Yvette Cooper (15 May 2007) Speech to BURA on climate change and Code for Sustainable Homes
Parliamentary Under-Secretary—Angela Smith (15 May 2007) Royal Institute of British Architects "Zero Carbon Homes" conference
Minister for Housing and Planning—Yvette Cooper (24 May 2007) Speech to Campaign for More and Better Homes national conference
Minister for Housing and Planning—Yvette Cooper (6 June 2007) HBF Zero Carbon Homes Roundtable Summit
Minister for Housing and Planning—Yvette Cooper (11 June 2007) Keynote speech at BRE's Offsite 2007
Secretary of State—Ruth Kelly (19 June 2007) Keynote speech to Chartered Institute for Housing Annual Conference
Parliamentary Under-Secretary—Angela Smith (21 June 2007) A visit to Testway Housing's new environmentally sustainable housing development
Minister for Housing and Planning—Yvette Cooper (26 June 2007) The Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes annual conference
Minister for Housing and Planning—Yvette Cooper (17 July 2007) The Local Government Association's conference on the Planning White Paper
Minister for Housing and Planning—Yvette Cooper (17 July 2007) A seminar from the Associate Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group
Secretary of State—Hazel Blears (6 September 2007) Speech at Great Places Housing Group Annual Reception
Minister for Housing and Planning—Yvette Cooper (19 September 2007) National Housing Federation's annual conference
Minister for Housing and Planning—Yvette Cooper (9 October 2007) National House-Building Council's Housing Market Intelligence conference
Minister for Housing and Planning—Yvette Cooper (10 October) Speech to Housing Market Intelligence Conference
Minister for Housing and Planning—Yvette Cooper (15 October 2007) The District Leaders Sounding Board event
Parliamentary Under-Secretary—Iain Wright (25 October, 2007) Speech on regeneration to BURA Sustainable Communities Summit 2007
Parliamentary Under-Secretary—Iain Wright (25 October 2007) BURA's "Sustainable Communities Summit: 2007 the Challenge of National Regeneration"
Minister for Housing and Planning—Yvette Cooper (30 October 2007) Launch of WWF's Housebuilders Benchmarking report
Minister for Housing and Planning—Yvette Cooper (30 October 2007) "Eco Towns" event hosted by the Princess Foundation
Minister for Housing and Planning—Yvette Cooper (8 November 2007) Adelaide Wharf launch
Parliamentary Under-Secretary—Iain Wright (9 November 2007) Confederation of British Industry "More Affordable? More Sustainable?" conference
Minister for Housing and Planning—Yvette Cooper (14 November 2007) Keynote Speech to English Partnerships' Open Meeting 2007
Parliamentary Under-Secretary—Baroness Andrews (14 November 2007) Berkeley Group event—Planning and Lifetime Homes
Parliamentary Under-Secretary—Baroness Andrews (19 November 2007) Launch event for the Lifetime Neighbourhood's
Minister for Housing and Planning—Yvette Cooper (22 November) Launch of the Calcutt Review of Housebuilding Delivery
Parliamentary Under-Secretary—Iain Wright (29 November 2007) Housing Magazine event
Parliamentary Under-Secretary—Baroness Andrews (12 December 2007) Seminar—Building Better Communities
Secretary of State—Hazel Blears (4 December 2007) Keynote Speech to LGA/Energy Saving Trust Conference 'Climate Change: your council, your climate, your action'
Parliamentary Under-Secretary—Iain Wright (5 December 2007) Construction Industry Council Dinner
Minister for Local GovernmentJohn Healey (29 January 2008) Centre for Cities event

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