Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 13th July 2010.

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Photo of Simon Kirby Simon Kirby Conservative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the effects on numbers of jobs of participation by businesses in the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme.

Photo of Gregory Barker Gregory Barker The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

There are no estimates of the effects of participation by businesses in the CRC scheme on numbers of jobs. However, by 2020 we estimate that the scheme will save participants around £1 billion per year through cost effective energy efficiency measures. This money could be used to sustain or create jobs but that will be a decision for participants. In addition the increased demand for energy efficiency advice and installation of equipment together with wider Government energy efficiency measures will stimulate opportunities the energy efficiency sector.

Increasing the UK's energy efficiency and putting us on a low carbon path will improve UK competiveness, enabling organisations to prosper in a global market place.

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