Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Public Consultation

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero written question – answered at on 24 April 2024.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Climate Change and Net Zero)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, which consultations (a) published and (b) inherited by her Department are awaiting a response; and when she plans to publish each of those responses.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)

The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero has inherited or published 35 consultations, for which a response by the department is still outstanding:

  • Data sharing regulations for a safeguard energy tariff
  • Review of consents for major energy infrastructure projects and Special Protection Areas
  • Improving the energy performance of privately rented homes
  • Improving home energy performance through lenders
  • Introducing a performance-based policy framework in large commercial and industrial buildings
  • Non-domestic Private Rented Sector minimum energy efficiency standards: EPC B implementation
  • Energy retail: opt-in and testing opt-out switching
  • Phasing out the installation of fossil fuel heating systems in businesses and public buildings off the gas grid
  • Phasing out the installation of fossil fuel heating in homes off the gas grid
  • Review of consents for major energy infrastructure projects and Special Protection Areas, 2022
  • Managing radioactive substances and nuclear decommissioning
  • Decarbonisation readiness: updates to the 2009 Carbon Capture Readiness requirements
  • 33rd Seaward Licensing Round Appropriate Assessment
  • Future System Operator: second policy consultation and project update
  • Heat networks regulation: consumer protection
  • Capacity Market 2023: Phase 2 proposals and 10 year review
  • Transmission license exemption for array systems connecting to offshore substations
  • Climate Change Agreements: consultation on a new scheme
  • Carbon capture and storage (CCS) Network Code: updated Heads of Terms
  • Amendments to Electricity Supplier Obligation Regulations to implement power CCUS Dispatchable Power Agreement business model
  • Home Energy Model: replacement for the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP)
  • Home Energy Model: Future Homes Standard assessment
  • Hydrogen Storage Business Model: market engagement on the first allocation round
  • Hydrogen to power: market intervention need and design
  • Hydrogen Transport Business Model: market engagement on the first Allocation Round
  • UK Emissions Trading Scheme: future markets policy
  • UK Emissions Trading Scheme: free allocation review
  • Proposals for heat network zoning 2023
  • Long duration electricity storage: proposals to enable investment
  • Proposed amendments to Contracts for Difference for Allocation Round 7 and future rounds
  • Approach to siting new nuclear power stations beyond 2025
  • Alternative routes to market for new nuclear projects
  • Empowering drivers and boosting competition in the road fuel retail market
  • Transitional support mechanism for large-scale biomass electricity generators
  • Future ownership of Elexon: licence and code changes

The Department will respond to each in due course.

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