Renewable Energy: Technology Transfer

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 10th July 2017.

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Photo of Dawn Butler Dawn Butler Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Diverse Communities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the role the Government is playing in facilitating technological transfer to smaller countries to grow their renewable energy sectors and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

Photo of Richard Harrington Richard Harrington Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy prepares biennial reports to the United Nations on the UK’s progress in tackling climate change, which include an assessment of the technical and financial support that HMG provides to other countries to assist them to deploy clean energy. The most recent report can be found on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) website: http://unfccc.int/files/national_reports/biennial_reports_and_iar/submitted_biennial_reports/application/pdf/20151218_uk_biennial_report_2_web_accessible.pdf. Chapter 5 sets out an overview of the financial and technical support provided and Table 7 in Annex 1 provides details of individual projects.

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