Renewable Energy: Medway

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 1st November 2018.

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Photo of Rehman Chishti Rehman Chishti Vice-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support the renewable energy sector in (a) Medway and (b) Gillingham and Rainham constituency.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

a) Two renewable electricity generation sites in Medway receive government support through the Renewables Obligation; Shakespeare Farm Landfill, and Malmaynes Solar. b) The government is not aware of any such sites in the Gillingham and Rainham constituency.

The RHI scheme currently supports 47 renewable heating systems in Medway, this includes Gillingham and Rainham.

Additionally, there are 103,123 Feed-In Tariff accredited sites in the South East region.

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