Combined Heat and Power

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Cathy Jamieson Cathy Jamieson Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect on carbon dioxide emissions of changes in the support available for electricity generation from combined heat and power.

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

The Department has not made a specific assessment of the impact on carbon dioxide emissions of changes in support for electricity generated by fossil fuel fired combined heat and power. The impacts of the changes announced in Budget 2011, and confirmed in Budget 2012, are summarised in the Tax Information and Impact Note published alongside Budget 2012. This can be found on the HMRC website at:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/budget2012/tiin-0700.pdf

We are currently carrying out further analysis of the potential costs and impacts, including carbon impacts, of changing the support regime for fossil fuel combined heat and power jointly with stakeholders through a ministerial contact group.

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