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star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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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
star this property hansard heading Biofuels: Timber 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 make an assessment of the potential carbon and economic value generated by restricting the amount and type of wood that biomass plants in receipt of subsidies can use as fuel; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling remove filter
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 234228 more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-03-26
star this property answer text <p>Biomass plants in receipt of subsidies must comply with the UK’s sustainability criteria. Plants with a capacity of 1 megawatt and above must also prepare an annual sustainability report, compiled by a third-party auditor, which will provide assurance that the biomass is from sustainable sources.</p><p> </p><p>Wood is a globally trade commodity. Prices are influenced by global demand, currency exchange rates and weather conditions. Our Wood Fuel Disclosure Survey concluded that most of the wood fuel used for electricity generation in the UK is imported and that the volumes of UK wood used are expected to remain constant.</p><p> </p><p>Energy markets have grown in recent years and this has benefited woodland owners and contractors who have increased harvesting rates. Availability forecasts suggest there is potential to increase production further if businesses are willing to invest in the supply chain and encourage more woodland owners to enter the market.</p> more like this
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star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-03-26T15:06:59.157Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
982670
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star this property date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Biofuels: Timber 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 estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of subsidies provided to renewable technologies burning wood for fuel under the (a) Renewables Obligation Certificate, (b) Contract for Difference, (c) Feed in Tariff and (d) Domestic and Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive in each of the past five years. more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 176540 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-16more like thismore than 2018-10-16
star this property answer text <p>The estimated cost of support to renewable technologies burning wood for fuel under three of the schemes in each of the last financial years is shown in the table to the nearest million pounds (in nominal prices). Wood burning is not supported by any technology eligible for support under the Feed-in Tariff scheme.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Renewables Obligation[1]</p></td><td><p>£441m</p></td><td><p>£678m</p></td><td><p>£853m</p></td><td><p>£767m</p></td><td><p>£520m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Contracts for Difference</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>£92m</p></td><td><p>£544m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Renewable Heat Incentive[2]</p></td><td><p>£50m</p></td><td><p>£138m</p></td><td><p>£239m</p></td><td><p>£295m</p></td><td><p>£408m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>For the Renewables Obligation, information is not available on the value of support specifically for renewable technologies burning wood. Therefore, the figures provided are the support for technologies capable of burning wood, but other biomass fuels may have been used. The figures for the Contracts for Difference reflect total payments, including to biomass projects, made during the first two financial years of the scheme’s operation and reported by the Low Carbon Contracts Company, the scheme administrator, in its annual reports. Payments by technology type are not reported separately. Wood fuel burning is subsidised under the Domestic RHI biomass tariff and the Non-domestic tariffs for biomass and solid biomass CHP. This assumes all fuel for CHP is wood, as it is not possible to disaggregate wood fuel for CHP. Other types of solid biomass fuel are also eligible for RHI CHP support.</p><p> </p><p>[1] The Renewables Obligation figures are based on Ofgem’s certificate report as at 23/08/2018 from their Renewables and CHP Register.</p><p>[2] The actual spend may be different, due to delayed submission of meter readings.</p>
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star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-10-16T16:26:23.723Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Biofuels: Subsidies 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 recipients of biomass subsidy payments there have been under the (a) Renewables Obligation Certificate, (b) Contract for Difference, (c) Feed in Tariff and (d) Domestic and Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling remove filter
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 176541 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-16more like thismore than 2018-10-16
star this property answer text <p>The number of individual installations in receipt of biomass support payments in each of the last five financial years is shown in the table. The table includes data for technologies supported by these schemes which generate electricity, heat or Combined Heat and Power from biomass, which is material derived directly or indirectly from plant or animal matter, fungi, algae or bacteria, including wastes and residues of biological origin. The biomass technologies eligible for support under each scheme are set out in the relevant legislation and guidance.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Renewables Obligation[1]</p></td><td><p>674</p></td><td><p>709</p></td><td><p>737</p></td><td><p>855</p></td><td><p>753</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Contracts for Difference</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Feed-in Tariff</p></td><td><p>83</p></td><td><p>166</p></td><td><p>249</p></td><td><p>365</p></td><td><p>409</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Renewable Heat Incentive</p></td><td><p>3,416</p></td><td><p>15,663</p></td><td><p>24,145</p></td><td><p>26,701</p></td><td><p>28,497</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] The Renewables Obligation figures are based on Ofgem’s certificate report as at 23/08/2018 from their Renewables and CHP Register.</p>
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star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-10-16T16:29:51.3Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-16T16:29:51.3Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Biofuels: Subsidies 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, on what basis levels of biomass subsidies have been set under the (a) Renewables Obligation Certificate, (b) Contracts for Difference, (c) Feed in Tariff and (d) Domestic and Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling remove filter
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 176542 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-16more like thismore than 2018-10-16
star this property answer text <p>The basis on which levels of support provided to biomass technologies is calculated varies according to each scheme.</p><p> </p><p>(a) Legislation[1] requires a series of factors to be taken into account when setting Renewables Obligation (RO) support levels, including the generation costs and revenues for each technology; the desirability of securing long-term growth and industry viability as well as costs to consumers and impacts on the market for Renewable Obligation Certificates. The most recent comprehensive review of RO support levels was completed in 2012[2].</p><p>(b) Strike prices awarded to successful projects in Contracts for Difference (CfD) allocation rounds are determined through a competitive bidding process[3]. Strike prices for biomass projects that were awarded contracts under the Financial Investment Decision Enabling for Renewables programme, an early form of CfDs, were set out in the Electricity Market Reform Delivery Plan and Annex B: Strike Price Methodology [4].</p><p>(c) In the last review of Feed-in Tariff levels for Anaerobic Digestion projects undertaken in 2016[5], a return on investment of 9.1% was assumed.</p><p>(d) Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariffs are set to compensate generators for the added cost of renewable heating, over and above what would have been paid otherwise. For a given installation, the lifetime cost of the renewable technology and the alternative system (e.g. oil boiler) are considered. The RHI tariff is then set using an economic model so that the rate of return targeted for the applicant population is achieved over the full lifetime of the heating system.</p><p> </p><p>[1] Section 32D(4) of the Electricity Act 1989, as amended by the Energy Act 2008.</p><p>[2] Renewables Obligation consultation at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/renewables-obligation-banding-review" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/renewables-obligation-banding-review</a></p><p>[3] <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/contracts-for-difference/contract-for-difference" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/contracts-for-difference/contract-for-difference</a></p><p>[4] Electricity Market Reform Delivery Plan and Strike Price Methodology Annex: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/electricity-market-reform-delivery-plan" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/electricity-market-reform-delivery-plan</a></p><p>[5] <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/review-of-support-for-anaerobic-digestion-and-micro-combined-heat-and-power-under-the-feed-in-tariffs-scheme" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/review-of-support-for-anaerobic-digestion-and-micro-combined-heat-and-power-under-the-feed-in-tariffs-scheme</a></p>
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star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-10-16T16:30:01.257Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-16T16:30:01.257Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this