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star this property date less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
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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 Supply 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 (a) implications for his policies of the 2018 National Grid Future Energy Scenarios which place all peak demand scenarios above 75 GW compared with one scenario over 70 GW in the 2017 scenarios and (b) potential effect of the 2018 scenarios on the operations of distribution network companies. more like this
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John McNally more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios 2018 has been used to analyse peak demand scenarios for the Capacity Market. The Capacity Market secures the electricity capacity required to meet peak demand in a range of scenarios. The targets for Capacity Market auctions are set annually for the delivery year four and one year ahead. These targets are based on advice from National Grid and our Panel of Technical Experts, which uses the analysis in the Future Energy Scenarios.</p><p> </p><p>With regard to the distribution network companies, Ofgem’s regulation takes account of potential increases in demand. In addition, BEIS and Ofgem published the Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan in July 2017. This signalled the move to Distribution System Operators where network companies are more actively managing their networks to deal with increasing levels of distribution-connected generation and increasing demand from, for example, electric vehicles and heat pumps.</p> more like this
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star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T15:22:33.037Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T15:22:33.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4424
unstar this property label Biography information for John McNally more like this
971388
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star this property date less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
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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 Supply 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 (a) his Department and (b) Ofgem plan to take to ensure that distribution networks are prepared to meet additional demand from (i) high economic growth and (ii) rising rates of electrical vehicle take-up. more like this
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John McNally more like this
star this property uin 172546 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>Distribution Network Operators are investing up to £24.6bn over their current price control (2015-2023) on their networks, including in meeting additional demand. Ofgem have begun consideration of the next price control for the network companies beyond 2023, which will take into account economic growth and the increase in electric vehicles (EVs). There are flexibility mechanisms built into these price controls to enable network companies to respond to unexpected changes.</p><p>In July 2017, Government launched its Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan, along with Ofgem, which enables new technologies to increase capacity and the energy system to manage new sources of demand more efficiently. As part of this, smart charging measures are included in the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act which means that Government can now set standards so all new EV chargepoints installed are smart enabled. This will provide benefits to consumers and reduce the demands on the networks.</p><p>Finally, as outlined in the Road to Zero strategy, the Government launched the EV Energy Taskforce on 11 June. The taskforce will consider what further actions should be taken so that the energy system is prepared for the uptake of electric vehicles.</p>
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star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T15:22:39.09Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T15:22:39.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4424
unstar this property label Biography information for John McNally more like this
971392
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star this property date less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
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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 Supply more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps Ofgem are taking to reduce electricity losses in the transmission and distribution systems; and what assessment he has made of the effect of those losses on Scottish (a) businesses and (b) consumers. more like this
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John McNally more like this
star this property uin 172550 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) and Transmission Owners have an overarching obligation to develop and maintain efficient, co-ordinated and economical systems. Ofgem has also placed specific licence obligations on them to ensure that losses are as low as reasonably practicable. Whilst Government and Ofgem are aware of potential approaches to minimising losses, including through the use of low resistance cables, network companies are not instructed exactly how to go about this. Instead, Ofgem sets incentives for network companies, including broader environmental incentives on losses and business carbon footprint. These incentives have encouraged the network companies to proactively manage losses on their networks to the extent to which this is possible. For example, it is now widespread practice across GB to replace ‘high-loss’ cables with newer ‘low-loss’ substitutes, where this is efficient. The DNOs are also undertaking a programme of replacing pre-1960s transformers with newer more efficient types.</p><p> </p><p>Neither Government nor Ofgem specifically records the effect of losses on Scottish consumers and businesses. However, as part of developing their business plans for future capital expenditure, Ofgem will require network companies (including the Scottish network companies) to take into account the lifetime costs including losses, when deciding between different equipment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Devizes remove filter
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 172551 more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T15:22:48.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T15:22:48.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4424
unstar this property label Biography information for John McNally more like this
971393
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star this property date less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
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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 Electric Cables: Innovation 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 assessment his Department has made of the potential role of innovative, low resistance cables in helping to (a) reduce electrical losses and (b) deliver more electricity to where it is consumed. more like this
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John McNally more like this
star this property uin 172551 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) and Transmission Owners have an overarching obligation to develop and maintain efficient, co-ordinated and economical systems. Ofgem has also placed specific licence obligations on them to ensure that losses are as low as reasonably practicable. Whilst Government and Ofgem are aware of potential approaches to minimising losses, including through the use of low resistance cables, network companies are not instructed exactly how to go about this. Instead, Ofgem sets incentives for network companies, including broader environmental incentives on losses and business carbon footprint. These incentives have encouraged the network companies to proactively manage losses on their networks to the extent to which this is possible. For example, it is now widespread practice across GB to replace ‘high-loss’ cables with newer ‘low-loss’ substitutes, where this is efficient. The DNOs are also undertaking a programme of replacing pre-1960s transformers with newer more efficient types.</p><p> </p><p>Neither Government nor Ofgem specifically records the effect of losses on Scottish consumers and businesses. However, as part of developing their business plans for future capital expenditure, Ofgem will require network companies (including the Scottish network companies) to take into account the lifetime costs including losses, when deciding between different equipment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Devizes remove filter
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 172550 more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T15:22:48.68Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T15:22:48.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4424
unstar this property label Biography information for John McNally more like this
894881
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star this property date less than 2018-04-30more like thismore than 2018-04-30
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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 Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme: Costs 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 the cost of non-domestic renewable heat incentive subsidies was in each of the last three years. more like this
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John McNally more like this
star this property uin 139521 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-05-09more like thismore than 2018-05-09
star this property answer text <p>The cost of the Non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme was:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015/16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016/17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017/18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Non-domestic payments</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£296</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£443m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£612m</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Note that the 2017/18 figure uses the latest available payment information and is correct up to end February 2018.</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 2018-05-09T11:46:24.037Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-09T11:46:24.037Z
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3974
star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4424
unstar this property label Biography information for John McNally more like this
894883
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star this property date less than 2018-04-30more like thismore than 2018-04-30
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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 Biofuels 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 proportion of the total biomass used to produce energy in the last year came from (a) domestically sourced wood and (b) imported wood. more like this
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John McNally more like this
star this property uin 139522 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-05-09more like thismore than 2018-05-09
star this property answer text <p>In 2016 (the latest year for which data are available), the UK energy demand for biomass was 8,542 thousand tonnes of oil equivalent (ktoe). Of this,</p><p>a) 46 per cent (3,935 ktoe) was domestically sourced wood, and;</p><p>b) 36 per cent (3,071 ktoe) was imported wood.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td colspan="3"><p><strong>ktoe</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Wood<strong>[1]</strong></strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Other biomass</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Production</p></td><td><p>3,935</p></td><td><p>1,630</p></td><td><p>5,565</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Imports</p></td><td><p>3,071</p></td><td><p>41</p></td><td><p>3,112</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Exports</p></td><td><p>-135</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>-135</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total supply</p></td><td><p>6,871</p></td><td><p>1,670</p></td><td><p>8,542</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p><em><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/632546/DUKES_6.1-6.3.xls" target="_blank">Source: Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) 2017, table 6.1</a><strong>[2]</strong></em></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>[1] Wood includes waste wood, wood, and wood pellets</p><p>[2] An estimate has been made for the proportion of wood pellets included in the plant biomass category in DUKES</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 2018-05-09T11:46:56.657Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-09T11:46:56.657Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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804348
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star this property date less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that there is sufficient low carbon electricity generation in the UK to meet the requirements of the fifth carbon budget. more like this
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John McNally more like this
star this property uin 118605 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s Clean Growth Strategy sets out stretching domestic policies that keep us on track to meet our carbon budgets.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2017-12-18T15:08:23.573Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-18T15:08:23.573Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4424
unstar this property label Biography information for John McNally more like this
804428
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star this property date less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that potential delays to the construction of new nuclear power stations do not undermine the UK’s ability to meet the requirements of the fifth carbon budget. more like this
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John McNally more like this
star this property uin 118608 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-12-15more like thismore than 2017-12-15
star this property answer text <p>The Clean Growth Strategy sets out an indicative pathway to 2032 for meeting the fifth carbon budget through domestic action. This is one of a number of possible pathways. The route we ultimately take to meeting our targets will depend on a range of factors, in particular ensuring we are mindful of any impact on energy costs for households and businesses, and changes in costs as a result of innovation.</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 2017-12-15T11:20:26.84Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-15T11:20:26.84Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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804429
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star this property date less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
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
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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 the Government is taking to incentivise businesses and consumers to participate in demand-side flexibility to reduce the cost of meeting the requirements of the fifth carbon budget. more like this
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John McNally more like this
star this property uin 118609 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-12-15more like thismore than 2017-12-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government published the Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan in July 2017, which outlined a series of actions to support the transition to a smart energy system, which could save the UK an estimated £17-40 billion up to 2050. The Plan includes measures to increase the participation of industrial and commercial consumers in demand side response (DSR), which focuses on improving access to energy markets and actively supporting National Grid’s changes to ancillary services. The Plan also details policies to enable domestic consumers to participate in DSR, including measures to increase the availability of smart tariffs and on standards for smart appliances, alongside provisions for appropriate consumer protection.</p><p> </p> more like this
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star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2017-12-15T11:21:46.2Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-15T11:21:46.2Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4424
unstar this property label Biography information for John McNally more like this
804474
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star this property date less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
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, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the 36 per cent increase in the use of bioenergy referred to in the Clean Growth Strategy which the Government plans to come from woody biomass. more like this
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John McNally more like this
star this property uin 118677 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
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 however we have not made an estimate of which proportion will come specifically from woody biomass.</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 2017-12-19T16:42:52.363Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-19T16:42:52.363Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John McNally more like this