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star this property date less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Mineworkers' Pension Scheme more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 30 October 2019 to Question 5421, whether proposals for the long-term protection of pension bonuses for members of the Mineworkers' Pension Scheme have been formally accepted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent more like this
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Nick Smith more like this
star this property uin 8232 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>I have written to the Trustees of the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme to confirm that the Government will agree to their proposals in full. This includes providing a guarantee for pensions that have accrued that could otherwise have been lost. I have instructed BEIS officials to work with the Trustees to implement the changes as swiftly as possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
star this property answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T11:14:18.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T11:14:18.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
1167438
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star this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Carbon Emissions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the UK meets its renewed target of Zero Carbon emissions by 2050. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Itchen more like this
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Royston Smith more like this
star this property uin 7770 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Tackling climate change is a top priority for the Department. We were the first major economy to legislate for a net zero target and have already made great progress towards it. Since 1990 we have reduced emissions by 42% while growing our economy by 72%.</p><p>The Government’s Clean Growth Strategy and Industrial Strategy set out strong frameworks to deliver the target in a way that maximises the economic benefits of our transition to net zero. This includes building on our strengths in electric vehicles and offshore wind. In 2018, 1 in 5 battery electric cars sold in Europe were built in the UK[1] and we are spending nearly £1.5 billion out to 2021 to support the take-up of ultra low emission vehicles. The UK has the largest offshore wind capacity in the world, with 34% of global capacity[2]. At the latest contracts for difference allocation round, 12 renewable electricity projects won contracts at record low costs. The auction has delivered enough energy to power 7.2m homes by 2025.</p><p>On 15 October, the Government published its response to the CCC’s latest annual Progress Report, setting out the suite of recent announcements made in support of our net zero target, and describing further actions that the Government will take to deliver net zero and meet our carbon budgets. These include plans for the publication in 2020 of an Energy White Paper, a Transport Decarbonisation Plan and a Heat Roadmap.</p><p> </p><p>[1] <strong>OLEV (2019) fast facts briefing; ONS (2019) Low carbon and renewable energy economy final estimates: <a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/environmentalaccounts/datasets/lowcarbonandrenewableenergyeconomyfirstestimatesdataset" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/environmentalaccounts/datasets/lowcarbonandrenewableenergyeconomyfirstestimatesdataset</a> (Updated 19/07/2019 Nelli Vanninen)</strong></p><p> </p><p>[2] <strong>GWEC (2018), Global Wind report 2018,</strong> <strong><a href="https://gwec.net/global-wind-report-2018/" target="_blank">https://gwec.net/global-wind-report-2018/</a>, (Updated 16/07/2019 Nelli Vanninen) </strong> last updated 07 May 2019 CED briefings</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
star this property answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T11:09:41.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T11:09:41.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng remove filter
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4478
unstar this property label Biography information for Royston Smith more like this
1167090
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Carbon Emissions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Government plans to publish its plan for how the UK will achieve net zero emissions by 2050. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton more like this
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Giles Watling more like this
star this property uin 7226 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Tackling climate change is a top priority for the Department. We were the first major economy to legislate for a net zero target and have already made great progress towards it. Since 1990 we have reduced emissions by 42% while growing our economy by 72%.</p><p>The government’s Clean Growth Strategy and Industrial Strategy set out strong frameworks to deliver the target in a way that maximises the economic benefits of our transition to net zero. This includes building on our strengths in electric vehicles and offshore wind. In 2018, 1 in 5 battery electric cars sold in Europe were built in the UK[1] and we are spending nearly £1.5 billion out to 2021 to support the take-up of ultra low emission vehicles. The UK has the largest offshore wind capacity in the world, with 34% of global capacity[2]. At the latest contracts for difference allocation round, 12 renewable electricity projects won contracts at record low costs. The auction has delivered enough energy to power 7.2m homes by 2025.</p><p>On 15 October, the Government published its response to the CCC’s latest annual Progress Report, setting out the suite of recent announcements made in support of our net zero target, and describing further actions that the Government will take to deliver net zero and meet our carbon budgets. These include plans for the publication in 2020 of an Energy White Paper, a Transport Decarbonisation Plan and a Heat Roadmap.</p><p> </p><p>[1] <strong>OLEV (2019) fast facts briefing; ONS (2019) Low carbon and renewable energy economy final estimates: <a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/environmentalaccounts/datasets/lowcarbonandrenewableenergyeconomyfirstestimatesdataset" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/environmentalaccounts/datasets/lowcarbonandrenewableenergyeconomyfirstestimatesdataset</a> (Updated 19/07/2019 Nelli Vanninen)</strong></p><p> </p><p>[2] <strong>GWEC (2018), Global Wind report 2018,</strong> <strong><a href="https://gwec.net/global-wind-report-2018/" target="_blank">https://gwec.net/global-wind-report-2018/</a>, (Updated 16/07/2019 Nelli Vanninen) </strong> last updated 07 May 2019 CED briefings</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
star this property answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T11:09:49.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T11:09:49.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng remove filter
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4677
unstar this property label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this
1167099
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Fuel Poverty more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate she has made of the number of households in fuel poverty in each (a) nation and (b) region of the UK in each of the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 7078 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>Fuel poverty is a devolved issue, with each nation in the UK having its own fuel poverty definition, targets and policies to tackle the issue.</p><p> </p><p>The number of households in fuel poverty in England between 2003 and 2017 (latest data) can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/fuel-poverty-trends-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/fuel-poverty-trends-2019</a>.</p><p> </p><p>For Scotland, data from 2011 to 2017 (latest data) can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-house-condition-survey-2017-key-findings/pages/6/" target="_blank">https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-house-condition-survey-2017-key-findings/pages/6/</a></p><p> </p><p>ForWales, latest published data (for 2018) can be found here: <a href="https://gov.wales/fuel-poverty-estimates-wales-2018" target="_blank">https://gov.wales/fuel-poverty-estimates-wales-2018</a></p><p> </p><p>For Northern Ireland, data for 2006, 2009 and 2011 can be found here: <a href="https://www.ninis2.nisra.gov.uk/public/SearchResults.aspx?sk=fuel;poverty" target="_blank">https://www.ninis2.nisra.gov.uk/public/SearchResults.aspx?sk=fuel;poverty</a>; Latest available figures (for 2016) can be found here: <a href="https://www.nihe.gov.uk/getmedia/1f9e55a1-66c2-46b7-bf92-9ee192ce355f/estimates-of-fuel-poverty-northern-ireland-2017-and-2018-revised.pdf.aspx?ext=.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.nihe.gov.uk/getmedia/1f9e55a1-66c2-46b7-bf92-9ee192ce355f/estimates-of-fuel-poverty-northern-ireland-2017-and-2018-revised.pdf.aspx?ext=.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The number of households in fuel poverty for each region in England can be found in Table 4 here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/fuel-poverty-trends-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/fuel-poverty-trends-2019</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Please note that due to both definition and methodological differences, the figures should not be combined.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
star this property answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T13:58:58.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T13:58:58.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1167106
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Electricity Generation: Carbon Emissions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has to support electricity network companies as they work to enable the transition to a low carbon economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton more like this
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Giles Watling more like this
star this property uin 7229 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>Government expects network companies to work with Ofgem, the independent regulator, to ensure a settlement for the upcoming set of energy network price controls which is fair to investors and consumers, including in relation to Government’s net zero and clean growth ambitions. Network regulation is a matter for Ofgem. By law, Government has no role in this process.</p><p> </p><p>Ofgem has recently taken steps in this regard. In August 2019 Ofgem published an open letter, asking network companies across all sectors to clearly propose and evidence how their business plans for the next price controls are able to adapt to support delivery of the net zero target. Final business plans for electricity transmission will be submitted to Ofgem in December, with determinations to be made by the regulator in 2020 ahead of those new price controls starting in April 2021.</p><p> </p><p>Ofgem has also published an open letter consultation on the proposed framework for the next electricity distribution price control starting two years later in April 2023. In this letter Ofgem states it is considering including a more direct link between network company revenues and the achievement of outcomes outside the delivery of traditional network services, for example the decarbonisation of transport and/or heat. Ofgem expects to confirm its decision on the framework that will apply in December, with further detailed consultation of key regulatory policy areas and approaches, including decarbonisation, scheduled for 2020.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
star this property answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T14:01:07.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T14:01:07.203Z
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4134
star this property label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng remove filter
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4677
unstar this property label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this
1167205
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Green Deal Scheme more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people were recruited on to the Green Deal Apprenticeship Scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 7126 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>It is important that our workforce is equipped with the skills needed to adapt to changing technological advances, including green technologies. Our reforms to apprenticeships are one of the ways that we are supporting employers to develop the skills they need now and in the future.</p><p>New apprenticeship standards across all levels are being designed and driven by industry and there are now more than 500 different apprenticeship standards available, including plumbing and domestic heating technician, smart home technician and dual fuel smart meter installer: <a href="https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/" target="_blank">https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/</a>.</p><p>Prior to its launch in 2013, there was consideration by Government and stakeholders of whether the Green Deal could offer opportunities for apprenticeships, and £3 million was made available in funding for Green Deal advisors and installers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
star this property answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T15:13:20.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T15:13:20.323Z
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4134
star this property label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng remove filter
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star this property answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
star this property answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
1166608
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Solar Power: VAT more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect of changes to rate of VAT for solar energy on trends in the level of uptake of (a) photovoltaic and (b) battery storage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 6379 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The UK was required to make these changes to comply with EU legislation. Energy savings materials can still qualify for the reduced 5% rate of VAT if they meet certain criteria, including where materials costs are less than 60 per cent of total installation costs.</p><p> </p><p>We estimate that the majority of standalone solar installations will fall below this threshold and will therefore be unaffected. Standalone batteries were not previously eligible and therefore are also unaffected. Batteries installed at the same time as solar are more likely to exceed this threshold and therefore be affected. We do not hold data on the uptake of domestic battery installations.</p><p> </p><p>Once we have left the EU there may well be opportunities to amend the VAT treatment of low carbon technologies to ensure we can set the rates we consider are most appropriate.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
star this property answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T12:30:33.69Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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4134
star this property label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng remove filter
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1150917
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star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Drax Power Station: Carbon Emissions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the environmental impact of the four new gas-fired turbines at Drax power station. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 2770 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>In taking the decision to grant development consent for the gas turbines at the Drax Power Station, my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State considered the impacts of the proposed development against a range of receptors and all other relevant issues. The Secretary of State concluded that the potential benefits of the development outweighed any potential adverse impacts. Her conclusions are set out in the decision letter available on the Planning Inspectorate’s website at:</p><p><a href="https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/yorkshire-and-the-humber/drax-re-power/" target="_blank">https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/yorkshire-and-the-humber/drax-re-power/</a></p><p> </p><p>The Planning Inspectorate’s Report to the Secretary of State on the application for development consent for the gas-fired turbines at Drax Power Station states that the total figure for greenhouse gas emissions over the operational lifetime of the project would be 287.568m tonnes (assuming the project is built out in full and operates with 100% loading factor).</p><p> </p><p>The Planning Inspectorate’s Report concluded that there was no evidence that granting development consent for the development would in itself lead to a breach of her statutory duties under the Climate Change Act 2008 or any other legislation. Similarly, in concluding that development consent should be granted, the Secretary of State considered that there was no evidence that doing so would lead to a breach of the United Kingdom’s international obligations.</p><p> </p><p>The Planning Inspectorate’s Report on the application for development consent is also available on the Planning Inspectorate’s website.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
star this property answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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2771 more like this
2772 more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T13:41:50.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T13:41:50.583Z
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4134
star this property label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng remove filter
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4473
unstar this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1150918
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star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Drax Power Station: Carbon Emissions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much CO2 is expected to be produced by the four new gas-fired turbines at Drax power station over their lifetime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 2771 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>In taking the decision to grant development consent for the gas turbines at the Drax Power Station, my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State considered the impacts of the proposed development against a range of receptors and all other relevant issues. The Secretary of State concluded that the potential benefits of the development outweighed any potential adverse impacts. Her conclusions are set out in the decision letter available on the Planning Inspectorate’s website at:</p><p><a href="https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/yorkshire-and-the-humber/drax-re-power/" target="_blank">https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/yorkshire-and-the-humber/drax-re-power/</a></p><p> </p><p>The Planning Inspectorate’s Report to the Secretary of State on the application for development consent for the gas-fired turbines at Drax Power Station states that the total figure for greenhouse gas emissions over the operational lifetime of the project would be 287.568m tonnes (assuming the project is built out in full and operates with 100% loading factor).</p><p> </p><p>The Planning Inspectorate’s Report concluded that there was no evidence that granting development consent for the development would in itself lead to a breach of her statutory duties under the Climate Change Act 2008 or any other legislation. Similarly, in concluding that development consent should be granted, the Secretary of State considered that there was no evidence that doing so would lead to a breach of the United Kingdom’s international obligations.</p><p> </p><p>The Planning Inspectorate’s Report on the application for development consent is also available on the Planning Inspectorate’s website.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
star this property answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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2770 more like this
2772 more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T13:41:50.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T13:41:50.63Z
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4134
star this property label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng remove filter
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4473
unstar this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
1150919
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star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Drax Power Station: Carbon Emissions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of four new gas-fired turbines at Drax power station on the UK’s ability to reach climate targets set by the Paris Agreement and the Government’s plan to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 2772 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>In taking the decision to grant development consent for the gas turbines at the Drax Power Station, my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State considered the impacts of the proposed development against a range of receptors and all other relevant issues. The Secretary of State concluded that the potential benefits of the development outweighed any potential adverse impacts. Her conclusions are set out in the decision letter available on the Planning Inspectorate’s website at:</p><p><a href="https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/yorkshire-and-the-humber/drax-re-power/" target="_blank">https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/yorkshire-and-the-humber/drax-re-power/</a></p><p> </p><p>The Planning Inspectorate’s Report to the Secretary of State on the application for development consent for the gas-fired turbines at Drax Power Station states that the total figure for greenhouse gas emissions over the operational lifetime of the project would be 287.568m tonnes (assuming the project is built out in full and operates with 100% loading factor).</p><p> </p><p>The Planning Inspectorate’s Report concluded that there was no evidence that granting development consent for the development would in itself lead to a breach of her statutory duties under the Climate Change Act 2008 or any other legislation. Similarly, in concluding that development consent should be granted, the Secretary of State considered that there was no evidence that doing so would lead to a breach of the United Kingdom’s international obligations.</p><p> </p><p>The Planning Inspectorate’s Report on the application for development consent is also available on the Planning Inspectorate’s website.</p>
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