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unstar this property date less than 2017-11-28more like thismore than 2017-11-28
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Solar Power 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 his Department has made of the industrial benefits of solar power. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 116097 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-01more like thismore than 2017-12-01
star this property answer text <p>Solar power is a UK success story, with rapid deployment over the last 7 years. Latest figures indicate that we now have over 12.5GW of solar capacity installed in the UK, enough to power over 2.7 million homes and exceeding our historic projections.</p><p> </p><p>Costs for solar installations have fallen rapidly during this period, allowing both domestic and industrial consumers to benefit from increasingly cheap and clean electricity. We expect subsidy-free solar to be an increasingly attractive option, with the first subsidy-free UK solar farm recently deploying. Some of the UK’s largest solar developers have said that they will be installing and connecting subsidy-free sites over the next 12 months.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington remove filter
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less than 2017-12-01T13:34:50.05Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-01T13:34:50.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2017-11-29more like thismore than 2017-11-29
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Solar Power 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 Department's policy is on supporting solar power. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 116320 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-04more like thismore than 2017-12-04
star this property answer text <p>As outlined in the Clean Growth Strategy, the costs of low carbon technologies have fallen significantly since 2010 through a series of innovations and growth in deployment, with solar photovoltaics (PV) modules now almost 80 per cent cheaper than they were, meaning we are now beginning to see solar deploying in the UK without government support.</p><p>Solar PV projects continue to benefit from support provided under various government schemes in the UK. Although the Renewables Obligation scheme closed to new solar PV applicants on 1st April 2016, the Feed-in-Tariff remains open to new solar PV projects.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington remove filter
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less than 2017-12-04T16:35:47.047Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-04T16:35:47.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar 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 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Solar Power more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much solar energy has been deployed subsidy-free by (a) capacity and (b) project numbers since the closure of the Renewables Obligation in March 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 117983 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of one solar farm, Clayhill Solar Farm located in Milton Keynes, which has been deployed subsidy free with an installed capacity of 10MW. We are unaware of any others that are currently operational at this time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
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less than 2017-12-11T16:01:24.247Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-11T16:01:24.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar 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 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Solar Power more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will set out the evidence base and analysis underpinning his Department's position that solar energy no longer requires public support and can be deployed without subsidy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 117987 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
star this property answer text <p>Solar energy continues to receive public support through the Renewables Obligation and the Feed-in-Tariffs.</p><p>However, government support has helped to reduce the cost of solar cells by 80% since 2008<sup>1</sup>, and there is at least one project that has deployed without subsidy (Clayhill Solar Farm, Milton Keynes<sup>2</sup>).</p><ol><li><em> Bloomberg New Energy Finance (2016) Summit Keynote Presentation <a href="http://www.bbhub.io/bnef/sites/4/2016/04/BNEF-Summit-Keynote-2016.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.bbhub.io/bnef/sites/4/2016/04/BNEF-Summit-Keynote-2016.pdf</a></em></li><li><em> The Clean Growth Strategy (Page 98), <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/651916/BEIS_The_Clean_Growth_online_12.10.17.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/651916/BEIS_The_Clean_Growth_online_12.10.17.pdf</a></em></li></ol> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington remove filter
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less than 2017-12-11T16:13:11.057Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-11T16:13:11.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar 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 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Solar Power more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2017 to Question 116097 on solar power, what information his Department holds on the project financing of the subsidy-free solar farm referred to in that answer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 117992 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
star this property answer text <p>The solar farm in question is Clayhill, located in Milton Keynes. Information regarding sources of revenues for this solar farm is not held by the Department.</p><p>Furthermore, we can confirm that the Clayhill solar farm is not eligible for, nor is it in receipt of financial support through, any government scheme that provides support for renewable energy.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
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less than 2017-12-11T16:15:03.607Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-11T16:15:03.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-06-11more like thismore than 2018-06-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Hitachi 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 adequacy of the safety record of Hitachi in relation to its nuclear power projects throughout the world. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 152157 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-19more like thismore than 2018-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Nuclear power is proven technology with modern reactors capable of producing safe and secure low carbon electricity. Any reactor deployed in the UK must meet the robust independent regulatory requirements which include early assessment of the safety, security and environmental impacts of reactor designs through the Generic Design Assessment (GDA), prior to any application for a site-specific statutory Nuclear Site Licence. This is a robust process taking several years to complete, which ensures that all aspects of new station design are thoroughly assessed prior to construction and operation.</p><p> </p><p>Hitachi’s UK ABWR reactor completed GDA in December 2017 and full details of that assessment are available at <a href="http://www.onr.org.uk/new-reactors/uk-abwr/index.htm" target="_blank">www.onr.org.uk/new-reactors/uk-abwr/index.htm</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington remove filter
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less than 2018-06-19T13:16:58.783Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-19T13:16:58.783Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-06-11more like thismore than 2018-06-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Nuclear Power: 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, if he will undertake a public consultation on the use of funding from the public purse in support of a nuclear programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 152158 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-19more like thismore than 2018-06-19
star this property answer text <p>As announced in my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State’s statement to Parliament on 4th June 2018, the Government has decided to enter into negotiations with Hitachi over the Wylfa Newydd new nuclear project. As part of these negotiations Government is considering direct investment into the project. Details of any Government investment are subject to negotiation and yet to be decided.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State made the statement at the earliest opportunity and committed to keeping Parliament informed during the negotiations, although due to the commercially sensitive nature of the negotiations, it is not appropriate to consult publicly on the details of the financing arrangements.</p><p> </p><p>As set out in the Secretary of State’s statement to Parliament on 4<sup>th</sup> June 2018 it remains the Government’s objective in the longer term that new nuclear projects, like other energy infrastructure, should be financed by the private sector.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
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less than 2018-06-19T13:17:11.977Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-19T13:17:11.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-06-11more like thismore than 2018-06-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Nuclear Power: Cost Effectiveness 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 criteria his Department plans to use to assess the value for money of financing arrangements for a new nuclear programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 152159 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-19more like thismore than 2018-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government published a value for money assessment for Hinkley Point C at the time of the deal being signed and will carry out a value for money assessment for any future new nuclear project before a final deal is agreed.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will, at the appropriate time, publish this assessment which would set out the criteria used to determine value for money of the financing arrangements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
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less than 2018-06-19T13:16:23.8Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-19T13:16:23.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-06-11more like thismore than 2018-06-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Wylfa Power Station: 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, pursuant to the Oral Statement of 4 June 2018, on Nuclear Power, Official Report, column 76, if he will publish the direct investment being considered for Wylfa Newydd. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 152160 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-19more like thismore than 2018-06-19
star this property answer text <p>As announced in Parliament on 4 June 2018, Hitachi and the UK Government have decided to enter into negotiations in relation to the proposed Wylfa Newydd project and Government is considering direct investment into the project. Details of any Government investment are subject to negotiation and yet to be decided.</p><p> </p><p>The successful conclusion of these negotiations will be subject to full Government, regulatory and other approvals—including, but not limited to, value for money, due diligence and state aid requirements. These negotiations are commercially sensitive and no final decision has yet been taken to proceed with the project.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
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less than 2018-06-19T13:16:08.39Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-19T13:16:08.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-06-11more like thismore than 2018-06-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Wylfa Power Station: Cost Effectiveness 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 he has made a comparative assessment of the value for money of (a) Wylfa Newydd nuclear project and (b) a low-carbon alternative electricity generator. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 152161 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-19more like thismore than 2018-06-19
star this property answer text <p>As announced in my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State’s statement to Parliament on 4th June 2018, the Government has decided to enter into negotiations with Hitachi over the Wylfa Newydd new nuclear project. No final decision has yet been taken to proceed with the project.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published a value for money assessment for Hinkley Point C at the time of the deal being signed and will carry out a value for money assessment for any future new nuclear project before a final deal is agreed.</p><p> </p><p>As the Government sent out in its response to the Public Accounts Committee inquiry into Hinkley Point C on 25<sup>th</sup> January 2018, a review of the strategic case for new nuclear would form a key part of the value for money case for any proposed new nuclear project (as it was for Hinkley Point C). This would include a comparison across different technologies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
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less than 2018-06-19T13:15:56.113Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-19T13:15:56.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this