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Housing: Carbon Emissions

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 21st May 2008.

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Photo of Dai Davies Dai Davies Independent, Blaenau Gwent

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the capability of UK manufacturers to supply technologies required to (a) construct and (b) operate zero-carbon homes.

Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Housing)

The Renewables Advisory Board, an independent, non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, has been considering the implications of the zero carbon policy for the supply of microgeneration technologies, including the opportunities for UK industry. Its report, "The Role of Onsite Energy Generation in Delivering Zero Carbon Homes: A Study" can be found at:

www.renewables-advisory-board.org.uk/vBulletin/show thread.php?p=123#post123

Through the 2016 Task Force, the Department will continue to work with industry to identify issues which may affect the capacity of industry to respond to the demands for zero carbon homes.

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