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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star 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 Climate Change 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 estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of climate mitigation and natural disaster recovery throughout the regions of the country in the last ten years; and what funding he plans to allocate to those matters in the next ten years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 275200 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Climate change mitigation and natural disaster recovery are priorities for this government. Investment in reducing the UK’s contribution to climate change and managing its impacts can deliver benefits across the UK. This is why we have placed clean growth at the heart of our modern Industrial Strategy. Future funding decisions are a matter for the Spending Review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T16:41:20.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:41:20.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
1137734
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star 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 Climate Change: International Cooperation 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, what steps he has taken to preserve international co-operation on climate change when the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wansbeck more like this
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Ian Lavery more like this
star this property uin 275197 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Leaving the EU does not change the UK's commitment to domestic and international action to tackle climate change. On 27 June, the UK became the first major economy in the world to set a legally binding target to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions from across the UK economy by 2050. We will continue to work closely with our European and other international partners to secure ambitious climate objectives. We will do this through continued cooperation in multilateral groups - including the UNFCCC, G7, G20, the Commonwealth and the International Energy Agency – as well as continued strong bilateral relationships on climate with countries around the world. Our recent bid to host COP26 in 2020, under a UK Presidency in partnership with Italy, demonstrates our continued commitment to play a global leadership role in galvanising action on climate change.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T16:41:01.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:41:01.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Lavery more like this
1137833
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star 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 Energy: Environment Protection 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 assessment he has of made of the legal enforceability of the guidance on environmental and social policies he is empowered to issue under Part 1 Section 4AB of the Gas Act 1986 and Part 1 Section 3B of the Electricity Act 1989. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Test more like this
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Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
star this property uin 275092 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Ofgem has a statutory duty to have regard to guidance on social and environmental matters issued by the Secretary of State when carrying out its functions, as set out in Part 1 Section 4AB of the Gas Act 1986 (GA86) and Part 1 Section 3B of the Electricity Act 1989 (EA89). The Parliamentary procedure for this guidance is also set out in Section 3B EA89 and Section 4AB GA86.</p><p>Under subsection 1A of section 3 of the EA89 and subsection 1A of section 4AA of the GA86 respectively, Ofgem’s principal objective is to protect the interests of existing and future consumers, including their interests in the reduction of emissions of targeted greenhouse gases.</p><p>To clarify the response of 19 June, it is not section 5 but <em>subsection 5 </em>of Part 1, section 3A and 4AA of the EA89 and GA86 respectively that sets out Ofgem’s statutory duty to have regard to the effect on the environment of the generation, transmission, distribution or supply of electricity and gas.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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275090 more like this
275091 more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T16:40:18Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:40:18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
1137832
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star 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 Ofgem: Environment Protection 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, pursuant to his Answer of 19 June 2019 to Question 264294, if he could clarify where in the Gas Act 1986 (Prohibition of Unlicensed Activities), provision is set out for Ofgem to have consideration of decarbonisation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Test more like this
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Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
star this property uin 275091 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Ofgem has a statutory duty to have regard to guidance on social and environmental matters issued by the Secretary of State when carrying out its functions, as set out in Part 1 Section 4AB of the Gas Act 1986 (GA86) and Part 1 Section 3B of the Electricity Act 1989 (EA89). The Parliamentary procedure for this guidance is also set out in Section 3B EA89 and Section 4AB GA86.</p><p>Under subsection 1A of section 3 of the EA89 and subsection 1A of section 4AA of the GA86 respectively, Ofgem’s principal objective is to protect the interests of existing and future consumers, including their interests in the reduction of emissions of targeted greenhouse gases.</p><p>To clarify the response of 19 June, it is not section 5 but <em>subsection 5 </em>of Part 1, section 3A and 4AA of the EA89 and GA86 respectively that sets out Ofgem’s statutory duty to have regard to the effect on the environment of the generation, transmission, distribution or supply of electricity and gas.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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275090 more like this
275092 more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T16:40:17.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:40:17.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
1137831
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star 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 Ofgem: Environment Protection 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, pursuant to his Answer of 19 June 2019 to Question 264294, if he could clarify where in Part 1 of the Electricity Act 1989 (Exemptions from Prohibition) provision is set out for Ofgem to have consideration of decarbonisation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Test more like this
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Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
star this property uin 275090 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Ofgem has a statutory duty to have regard to guidance on social and environmental matters issued by the Secretary of State when carrying out its functions, as set out in Part 1 Section 4AB of the Gas Act 1986 (GA86) and Part 1 Section 3B of the Electricity Act 1989 (EA89). The Parliamentary procedure for this guidance is also set out in Section 3B EA89 and Section 4AB GA86.</p><p>Under subsection 1A of section 3 of the EA89 and subsection 1A of section 4AA of the GA86 respectively, Ofgem’s principal objective is to protect the interests of existing and future consumers, including their interests in the reduction of emissions of targeted greenhouse gases.</p><p>To clarify the response of 19 June, it is not section 5 but <em>subsection 5 </em>of Part 1, section 3A and 4AA of the EA89 and GA86 respectively that sets out Ofgem’s statutory duty to have regard to the effect on the environment of the generation, transmission, distribution or supply of electricity and gas.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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275091 more like this
275092 more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T16:40:17.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:40:17.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
1138096
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star 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 Boilers 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 many new models of boilers introduced since October 2017 have been tested and submitted to the BRE to comply with the new Boiler Plus regulations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 275657 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The testing and registration of new models of boiler by the Buildings Research Establishment (BRE) is not part of compliance with the Boiler Plus regulations.</p><p>In order to comply with the Boiler Plus regulations, the boiler unit must meet Energy-related Products (ErP) standards with a minimum ErP efficiency of 92%. Compliance is carried out by Notified Bodies, as defined by EU Directive 92/42/EEC: Hot Water Boilers. A list of Notified Bodies can be found at the following URL: <a href="https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fec.europa.eu%2Fgrowth%2Ftools-databases%2Fnando%2Findex.cfm%3Ffuseaction%3Ddirective.print%26refe_cd%3D92%252F42%252FEEC&amp;data=02%7C01%7CRosalyn.Tandy%40beis.gov.uk%7C6619f9a1216a41569f5d08d6e8c8cd56%7Ccbac700502c143ebb497e6492d1b2dd8%7C0%7C0%7C636952346463943182&amp;sdata=gssTJ8R70WjIZLq8bys1I8226ZrXkxW4OvQngs%2BMl1Y%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/nando/index.cfm?fuseaction=directive.print&amp;refe_cd=92%2F42%2FEEC</a></p><p>The BRE maintains the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) for the energy performance of homes. For the purposes of SAP, boiler efficiency values are derived using a calculation known as Seasonal Efficiency of Domestic Boilers in the UK (SEDBUK). This is the value that is recorded by BRE in the Product Characteristics Database.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T16:39:25.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:39:25.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1138086
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star 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 Climate Change 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, with reference to page 11 of the report entitled, Net Zero, published by the Committee on Climate Change in May 2019 on setting a target of net zero emissions by 2050 and if he will make it his policy to set an earlier target date for reaching net zero. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 275656 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Committee on Climate Change make clear in their report that they do not currently consider it credible for the UK to aim to reach net-zero emissions earlier than 2050.</p><p>We have considered their advice and legislated in line with it. The UK is the first major economy in the world to set a legally binding target to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This world-leading target will bring to an end our contribution to climate change.</p><p>Having set this target, we are calling on other countries to similarly increase their ambition.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T16:39:09.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:39:09.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1138050
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star 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 Energy Performance Certificates more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his Department's consultation, Energy performance certificate in buildings: call for evidence, published in October 2018, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of off-grid properties switching from lower carbon to higher carbon forms of heating in order to obtain a higher energy performance certificate rating. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Test more like this
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Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
star this property uin 275644 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The replacement of a heating system must always be carried out in accordance with Building Regulations. Replacing an existing appliance with a less carbon efficient one is not compliant with Building Regulations and any suspected breaches of this should be reported to Building Control in the appropriate Local Authority. Replacing a heating system with a higher carbon option will not be given as a recommended measure to improve the building’s rating on an EPC as this would be contrary to Building Regulations.</p><p> </p><p>The Domestic Buildings Services Compliance Guide (2013) provides further information on this: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/697525/DBSCG_secure.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/697525/DBSCG_secure.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p>We are considering the responses to our call for evidence on EPCs and will respond in due course.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T16:39:00.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:39:00.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
1137581
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star 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 Energy 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, what steps his Department is taking to develop local energy distribution networks to respond to a potential increase in domestic electricity consumption. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 274611 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Electricity distribution networks are regulated by the independent energy regulator, Ofgem, and, by law, network regulation must be carried out independently of Government. Under the existing regulatory framework, distribution network operators are allowed to increase capacity on their networks to accommodate expected growth in demand from domestic electricity consumption.</p><p> </p><p>Energy networks require significant investment in order to ensure that Great Britain has a secure, dynamic energy system that is fit for the challenges of the future. BEIS estimates that between 2010 and 2017 £35bn has been invested to upgrade, reinforce and extend the electricity networks (both transmission and distribution) and a further £14bn may need to be invested between by 2020. Ofgem's RIIO 2 price control will set out the pathway for investment in our energy networks through the mid-2020s.</p><p> </p><p>Government expects network companies and regulators to act in the best interests of consumers including in relation to more active system management as per the Government and Ofgem’s <em>Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan</em>. We are already seeing distribution network operators manage their systems more actively, and make more innovative use of data and smart technologies. For example, all six DNOs in Great Britain have now committed to open all significant network reinforcement to competition with flexibility services.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T14:44:29.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:44:29.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
1137649
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star 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 Energy 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, what plans he has to ensure that Ofgem’s Sector Specific Methodology enables energy networks to deliver (a) net zero emissions and (b) the Government policies set out in the (i) Industrial Strategy and (ii) Clean Growth Strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 274579 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Network regulation, including the sector specific methodology for gas and electricity network price controls, is a matter for Ofgem as the independent energy regulator and, by law, must be set independently of Government. Government expects network companies and regulators to act in the best interests of consumers including in relation to Government’s net zero and clean growth ambitions, and taking into account the industrial strategy. As an independent arm’s length body, whose objectives are set out in statute, Ofgem is directly accountable to Parliament.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T14:44:19.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:44:19.08Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this