Renewable Energy

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 27th January 2015.

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Photo of Adrian Bailey Adrian Bailey Chair, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the cost of the Electricity Intensive Industries - Relief from the Cost of Renewables scheme.

Photo of Adrian Bailey Adrian Bailey Chair, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what information his Department holds on which industrial sectors reach the preliminary threshold of seven per cent electricity intensity, but in which a majority of businesses do not meet the added 20 per cent electricity intensity threshold.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Portsmouth, The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Holding answer received on 23 January 2015

The Government estimates that relief from the costs of the Renewables Obligation and Small Scale Feed in Tariffs scheme will be £1.2bn between 2016/17 and 2019/2020. However the exact cost will depend on the number of companies that apply for the relief; their electricity usage and levels of production.

While the Government has sector electricity data we have limited business level data from a small number of sectors. We do not therefore have an assessment of the number of sectors that pass the sector level test but fail the business level test.

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