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Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 12th May 2011.

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Photo of Zac Goldsmith Zac Goldsmith Conservative, Richmond Park

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to ensure that his proposals for electricity market reform support energy efficiency measures.

Photo of Charles Hendry Charles Hendry The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The Government are committed to encouraging and incentivising energy efficiency within the home, in the public and private sectors. DECC is already rolling out energy efficient measures through the Green Deal, the Carbon Reduction Commitment, Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) and Community Energy Saving Programmes (CESP), among others.

DECC is currently developing a White Paper which will set out proposals for the UK's electricity market reform (EMR). The EMR is a package of policies which will complement and interact with existing policy including those which incentivise using energy efficiently. In developing the White Paper, we are considering views raised in response to the EMR consultation on demand-side issues.

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