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star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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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 Heathrow Airport: 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 he has made of the effect of the expansion of Heathrow Airport on the ability of the UK to meet the net-zero emissions target by 2050. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
unstar this property uin 190875 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>Following the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Special Report on 1.5 degrees, published in October, we commissioned advice from our independent advisers, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), on its long-term emissions reduction targets, including on the setting of a net zero target. This commission asks for evidence from the CCC on how reductions might be delivered in key sectors of the economy and the expected costs and benefits of different scenarios.</p><p> </p><p>The Committee will also publish a report on aviation in Spring 2019. As set out in the Committee’s recent progress report, this will include consideration of the potential to reduce aviation emissions over the period to 2050 and beyond.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will consider carefully the Committee’s advice on both these issues when it is received. Subject to this review, the Government will consider whether it is appropriate to review the Airports National Policy Statement, in accordance with Section 6 of the Planning Act 2008.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Devizes remove filter
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:13:41.023Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:13:41.023Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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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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, whether he has plans to introduce legislation proposals to set the target of net-zero emissions by 2050. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
unstar this property uin 190876 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>Following the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s special report on the impacts of climate change of 1.5 degrees on 8 October, we commissioned our independent experts, the Committee on Climate Change, to provide their advice on the implications of the Paris Agreement for the UK’s long-term emissions reduction targets, including on setting a net zero target. The letter requesting the CCC’s advice is available <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-climate-targets-request-for-advice-from-the-committee-on-climate-change" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p> </p><p>We will consider the Committee’s evidence-based advice carefully when it is received in Spring 2019. We believe that is the right way to approach such an important question.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes remove filter
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:46:48.097Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:46:48.097Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Investment Bank 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 his policy is on circumstances in which the special share in the Green Investment Bank (GIB) held by the Green Purposes Company Ltd can be used to approve or reject changes to GIB's green purposes as set out in the objects of its Articles of Association. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
unstar this property uin 8995 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 2017-09-13more like thismore than 2017-09-13
star this property answer text <p>Following the sale of the Green Investment Bank (GIB), should the company wish to amend, remove or alter the green objective within the objects of its Articles of Association, it must seek written approval from the Green Purposes Company Limited (GPC), which holds a special share in GIB (now called the Green Investment Group (GIG)).</p><p> </p><p>The five trustees of GPC, who are independent of Government and the GIG, will form a judgement on the proposed amendment, and will either approve or reject the change to ensure that the green mission of the GIG is not weakened.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes remove filter
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2017-09-13T13:46:12.47Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-13T13:46:12.47Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-06more like thismore than 2017-12-06
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Biofuels 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, what proportion of the 36 per cent increase in the use of bioenergy envisaged in the Clean Growth Strategy the Government plans will come from woody biomass. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
unstar this property uin 117994 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 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
star this property answer text <p>The modelling used to derive the changes in annual final energy consumption in 2032, relative to the existing policies scenario did not differentiate between different types of biomass fuels. The figure in Table 11 of the Clean Growth Strategy can be taken to represent a mixture of biogenic fuels, including woody biomass, waste and other sources.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes remove filter
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2017-12-11T15:57:13.55Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-11T15:57:13.55Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-20more like thismore than 2017-12-20
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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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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 he plans to publish the sensitivity analysis which sets out the emissions reductions by each sector of the economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
unstar this property uin 120629 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 2018-01-08more like thismore than 2018-01-08
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy publishes annual updated energy and emissions projections, which project future energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. These include projections of emissions reductions by sector, and sensitivity to fossil fuel prices and economic growth.</p><p>The 2017 energy and emissions projections are the most recent published projections, and were published on Jan 2<sup>nd</sup> 2018. They are available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/updated-energy-and-emissions-projections-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/updated-energy-and-emissions-projections-2017</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes remove filter
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-01-08T16:12:56.713Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-08T16:12:56.713Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-21more like thismore than 2017-12-21
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Aviation: Exhaust Emissions 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, with reference to page 85 of the Government's Clean Growth Strategy, what estimate he has made of the actual and projected emissions for the aviation sector for (a) 2030, (b) 2040 and (c) 2050; and what estimate he has made of the required level of aviation emissions if emissions from from transport need to be as low as 3 Mt by 2050. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
unstar this property uin 120954 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 2018-01-08more like thismore than 2018-01-08
star this property answer text <p>Latest BEIS data shows that carbon dioxide emissions from UK departing flights in 2015 were 34.5 Mt. DfT’s October 2017 aviation forecasts give CO2 emissions from UK departing flights of between 36.6 and 45.7Mt in 2030; between 36.3 and 45.1Mt in 2040; and between 35.0 and 44.3Mt in 2050, depending on demand scenario and airport capacity options.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will set out its strategic approach to the aviation sector in a series of consultations leading to the publication of a new Aviation Strategy for the UK. The Strategy will consider what the best approach and combination of policy measures are to ensure we effectively address carbon emissions from aviation.</p><p> </p><p>The 3 Mt figure quoted from page 85 of the Clean Growth Strategy concerns emissions from transport not including domestic or international aviation and shipping.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes remove filter
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-01-08T16:28:46.723Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-08T16:28:46.723Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-12more like thismore than 2018-03-12
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 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, whether his Department plans to consult on post-feed-in tariff policy support for solar power; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
unstar this property uin 131964 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-19more like thismore than 2018-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The Feed-in Tariff scheme remains open and provides an incentive for businesses to invest in generating renewable electricity, including solar power.</p><p> </p><p>We are considering options for small-scale low carbon generation beyond 2019, and a consultation on the Feed-in Tariff scheme will be published in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes remove filter
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-03-19T15:53:59.86Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-19T15:53:59.86Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-12more like thismore than 2018-03-12
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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: Storage 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 representations he has received on the levels of business rates levied on properties used for onsite battery storage; and what assessment he has made of the effect of those levels of business rates on the battery storage sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
unstar this property uin 131965 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 2018-03-15more like thismore than 2018-03-15
star this property answer text <p>The Valuation Office Agency, an agency of HM Revenue and Customs, is responsible for assessing the rateable value of onsite battery storage. The Agency is currently speaking to the storage industry to understand how to value energy storage facilities for business rates purposes. The Agency has also requested information from industry on completed and planned battery storage schemes to assist with this work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes remove filter
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-03-15T14:48:53.12Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-15T14:48:53.12Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Renewable Energy: Finance 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 the Clean Growth Strategy, published on 12 October 2017, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of reducing funding to biomass conversion and increase the resources available for wind and solar energy exploitation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
unstar this property uin 124642 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-01more like thismore than 2018-02-01
star this property answer text <p>Renewable technologies now form a significant part of the UK’s energy mix, and the recent Clean Growth Strategy sets out policies to continue the expansion of the low carbon electricity sector. Coal to biomass conversions are a transitional technology in the decarbonisation of electricity, with all support under the renewables obligation and contracts for difference (CfD) schemes ending in 2027. We are improving the route to market for renewable technologies such as offshore wind by making up to £557m available for further CfD auctions, and working with industry to develop an ambitious Sector Deal for offshore wind which could result in 10 gigawatts of new capacity. No decisions have been made on further CfD auctions for the Pot 1 technologies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes remove filter
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-02-01T11:48:03.627Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-01T11:48:03.627Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
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 Biofuels 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 Ofgem's Biomass Sustainability dataset 2015-2016, published on 22 March 2017, what assessment he has made of the effect of UK biomass production on deforestation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
unstar this property uin 124693 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-31more like thismore than 2018-01-31
star this property answer text <p>Reporting under Ofgem's Biomass Sustainability dataset 2015-2016, published on 22 March 2017, is a requirement on biomass generators to demonstrate compliance with UK biomass sustainability standards. The Department have not made an assessment of the effect of UK biomass production on deforestation.</p><p> </p><p>The “Biomass Feedstock Availability Report”, also published in 2017, shows that the large majority of woody biomass fuels in the UK are sourced from agricultural and forestry residues, arboricultural arisings, waste woods and sawmill products.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes remove filter
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-01-31T17:58:00.927Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-31T17:58:00.927Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this