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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are going to need a substantial increase in low carbon generation to reduce emissions to net zero by 2050. Nuclear power currently provides around 20% of our electricity generation and is likely to have an important role in delivering a low cost, stable, reliable, lowcarbon system in 2050.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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Christine Jardine more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Freedom of Establishment and Free Movement of Services (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 will not have any impact on the ability of EU and EEA business owners resident and operating in the UK to deliver their services on exit.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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Giles Watling more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Tackling climate change is a top priority for the Department. We were the first major economy to legislate for a net zero target and have already made great progress towards it. Since 1990 we have reduced emissions by 42% while growing our economy by 72%.</p><p>The government’s Clean Growth Strategy and Industrial Strategy set out strong frameworks to deliver the target in a way that maximises the economic benefits of our transition to net zero. This includes building on our strengths in electric vehicles and offshore wind. In 2018, 1 in 5 battery electric cars sold in Europe were built in the UK[1] and we are spending nearly £1.5 billion out to 2021 to support the take-up of ultra low emission vehicles. The UK has the largest offshore wind capacity in the world, with 34% of global capacity[2]. At the latest contracts for difference allocation round, 12 renewable electricity projects won contracts at record low costs. The auction has delivered enough energy to power 7.2m homes by 2025.</p><p>On 15 October, the Government published its response to the CCC’s latest annual Progress Report, setting out the suite of recent announcements made in support of our net zero target, and describing further actions that the Government will take to deliver net zero and meet our carbon budgets. These include plans for the publication in 2020 of an Energy White Paper, a Transport Decarbonisation Plan and a Heat Roadmap.</p><p> </p><p>[1] <strong>OLEV (2019) fast facts briefing; ONS (2019) Low carbon and renewable energy economy final estimates: <a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/environmentalaccounts/datasets/lowcarbonandrenewableenergyeconomyfirstestimatesdataset" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/environmentalaccounts/datasets/lowcarbonandrenewableenergyeconomyfirstestimatesdataset</a> (Updated 19/07/2019 Nelli Vanninen)</strong></p><p> </p><p>[2] <strong>GWEC (2018), Global Wind report 2018,</strong> <strong><a href="https://gwec.net/global-wind-report-2018/" target="_blank">https://gwec.net/global-wind-report-2018/</a>, (Updated 16/07/2019 Nelli Vanninen) </strong> last updated 07 May 2019 CED briefings</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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Giles Watling more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Government expects network companies to work with Ofgem, the independent regulator, to ensure a settlement for the upcoming set of energy network price controls which is fair to investors and consumers, including in relation to Government’s net zero and clean growth ambitions. Network regulation is a matter for Ofgem. By law, Government has no role in this process.</p><p> </p><p>Ofgem has recently taken steps in this regard. In August 2019 Ofgem published an open letter, asking network companies across all sectors to clearly propose and evidence how their business plans for the next price controls are able to adapt to support delivery of the net zero target. Final business plans for electricity transmission will be submitted to Ofgem in December, with determinations to be made by the regulator in 2020 ahead of those new price controls starting in April 2021.</p><p> </p><p>Ofgem has also published an open letter consultation on the proposed framework for the next electricity distribution price control starting two years later in April 2023. In this letter Ofgem states it is considering including a more direct link between network company revenues and the achievement of outcomes outside the delivery of traditional network services, for example the decarbonisation of transport and/or heat. Ofgem expects to confirm its decision on the framework that will apply in December, with further detailed consultation of key regulatory policy areas and approaches, including decarbonisation, scheduled for 2020.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Fuel poverty is a devolved issue, with each nation in the UK having its own fuel poverty definition, targets and policies to tackle the issue.</p><p> </p><p>The number of households in fuel poverty in England between 2003 and 2017 (latest data) can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/fuel-poverty-trends-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/fuel-poverty-trends-2019</a>.</p><p> </p><p>For Scotland, data from 2011 to 2017 (latest data) can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-house-condition-survey-2017-key-findings/pages/6/" target="_blank">https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-house-condition-survey-2017-key-findings/pages/6/</a></p><p> </p><p>ForWales, latest published data (for 2018) can be found here: <a href="https://gov.wales/fuel-poverty-estimates-wales-2018" target="_blank">https://gov.wales/fuel-poverty-estimates-wales-2018</a></p><p> </p><p>For Northern Ireland, data for 2006, 2009 and 2011 can be found here: <a href="https://www.ninis2.nisra.gov.uk/public/SearchResults.aspx?sk=fuel;poverty" target="_blank">https://www.ninis2.nisra.gov.uk/public/SearchResults.aspx?sk=fuel;poverty</a>; Latest available figures (for 2016) can be found here: <a href="https://www.nihe.gov.uk/getmedia/1f9e55a1-66c2-46b7-bf92-9ee192ce355f/estimates-of-fuel-poverty-northern-ireland-2017-and-2018-revised.pdf.aspx?ext=.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.nihe.gov.uk/getmedia/1f9e55a1-66c2-46b7-bf92-9ee192ce355f/estimates-of-fuel-poverty-northern-ireland-2017-and-2018-revised.pdf.aspx?ext=.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The number of households in fuel poverty for each region in England can be found in Table 4 here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/fuel-poverty-trends-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/fuel-poverty-trends-2019</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Please note that due to both definition and methodological differences, the figures should not be combined.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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