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Policy Reviews

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

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Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what departmental policy reviews his Department has undertaken since 6 May 2010; and on what date each such review (a) was announced and (b) is expected to publish its findings.

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

The following table sets out, in order of date announced, the policy reviews announced and undertaken by the Department of Energy and Climate Change since 6 May 2010, the date each was announced, and the date each was published, or is expected to be published.

Policy review Date announced Date published/expected to publish
Review of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme 27 July 2010 Headline results of the review were published in June 2011. A formal consultation on the details will be published in spring 2012.
Review of Climate Change Agreements 27 July 2010 The consultation was published in September 2011 and the Government response is expected in the new year.
Review of Ofgem 27 July 2010 A summary of conclusions was published 19 May 2011. The final report was published 12 July 2011.
Delivery Review 27 July 2010 Published 19 May 2011.
Fuel Poverty Review HMG announced a review of the definition of fuel poverty as part of the comprehensive spending review, 20 October 2010. The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change appointed Professor Hills to carry out a review of the current definition of fuel poverty on 14 March 2011. Professor Hills published his Interim Report 19 October 2011. The final report is due to be presented to Government in early 2012.
Review of the Feed-in Tariffs Scheme 7 February 2011 Findings on the fast-track element of the review were published on 9 June 2011. Overall findings from the comprehensive review will be announced during the first half of 2012.
Low Carbon Innovation Delivery Review 21 March 2011 Outcomes will be published on the DECC website prior to the new year.

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