Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 6th September 2013.

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Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Conservative, Hereford and South Herefordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what stage his investigations into Ofgem's decision to class Big Lottery funding as state aid for the purposes of the Feed-in Tariff scheme have reached; and if he will make a statement.

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

DECC is not conducting an investigation into Ofgem's decision that National Lottery grants are “grants from public funds” for the purposes of FIT accreditation. It is the role of Ofgem and licensed suppliers to determine eligibility for FITs, based on the legislation that underpins the scheme.

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