Ayrton Fund

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero written question – answered at on 17 November 2023.

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Photo of Jeff Smith Jeff Smith Shadow Minister (Clean Power and Consumers)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, how much funding has been allocated to clean energy research, development and demonstration projects from the Ayrton Fund as of 8 November 2023.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)

The UK Government has committed up to £1 billion for the Ayrton Fund to support the research, development, and demonstration of clean energy innovations for developing countries, between April 2021 and March 2026, delivered via a portfolio managed by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the Departments for Energy Security and Net Zero and for Science, Innovation and Technology.

As of 8 November 2023, Ayrton funding of £595 million has been approved and allocated to 29 programmes. The Departments are working on the design of further new and scaled-up programmes, including some expected to be announced at COP28 in December.

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