Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 1st November 2010.

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Photo of Ian Mearns Ian Mearns Labour, Gateshead

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

(1) what discussions his Department has had with (a) the Local Government Association and (b) local authorities on the allocation of funds from the sale of Carbon Reduction Commitment allowances; and if he will make a statement;

(2) what assessment his Department has made of the effect on local authority services of the retention by central Government of revenue from sales of Carbon Reduction Commitment allowances;

(3) what consultation his Department has had on allocating revenue raised by the Carbon Reduction Commitment; and if he will make a statement.

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

The Government decided not to proceed with the recycling of CRC revenues proposed by the previous Administration in order to support the public finances and contribute to the spending plans set out in the spending review, which align the allocation of public resources with the Government's overall objectives as set out in the coalition agreement. The decision has the additional benefit of creating a clearer price signal in the scheme which participants have asked for.

The clearer and stronger price signal provided by this change should reduce uncertainty and administrative costs while maintaining energy efficiency measures among participants and the commensurate savings in energy bills.

Next month, the Government will begin a consultation with CRC participants on what further steps can be taken to simplify the scheme.

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