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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2016-02-09more like thismore than 2016-02-09
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Department for Energy and Climate Change remove filter
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change remove filter
unstar this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy Supply 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 Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the effect on the security of the electricity supply from the National Grid of the closure of Rugeley Power Station; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lichfield more like this
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Michael Fabricant more like this
star this property uin 26681 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 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
star this property answer text <p>We are clear that delivering energy security for our families and businesses is non-negotiable. We knew some old coal plants would likely be closing and we have already taken steps to protect supply for the coming winters, which took account of the possibility of further closures. Specifically, National Grid took into account the risk of coal plant closures in considering how much capacity to procure for next winter’s Contingency Balancing reserve.</p><p> </p><p>Longer term, the Capacity Market will drive investment in new capacity as well as get the best out of our existing power stations. We will continue to work alongside National Grid and Ofgem to take whatever additional steps are necessary to protect our energy supply.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2016-02-11T15:50:29.827Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-11T15:50:29.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Fabricant remove filter