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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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star this property hansard heading Warm Home Discount Scheme 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 20 February 2018 to Question 126951 on the Warm Home Discount Scheme, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Ofgem confidence code of practice for energy comparison websites on alerting consumers that they may lose their support from Government energy schemes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough more like this
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Gill Furniss more like this
star this property uin 128990 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The energy regulator Ofgem, is responsible for ensuring accredited price comparison sites operate in accordance with the Confidence Code. Ofgem confidence code accredited comparison sites are required to alert consumers of the possibility that if they switch to certain suppliers, they could lose support from government energy support schemes such as the Warm Home Discount scheme.</p><p> </p> more like this
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star this property answering member printed Claire Perry remove filter
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less than 2018-02-26T15:35:21.713Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T15:35:21.713Z
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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 Gill Furniss more like this
846238
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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
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star this property hansard heading Renewable Energy: Planning Permission 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 safeguards are in place to ensure that grants from his Department are not given to renewable energy projects which have been constructed or are being operated without the required planning permission. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Yorkshire more like this
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Sir Greg Knight more like this
star this property uin 128916 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The Department’s main support schemes for renewable energy projects are based on providing revenue support based on generated output.</p><p> </p><p>The current main support schemes for renewable electricity projects are the Contracts for Difference and the Feed-in Tariff schemes.</p><p> </p><p>The Contracts for Difference scheme requires applicants to demonstrate that they hold the applicable planning consents when applying for support. In addition, it is a contractual obligation for generators to continue to hold the required planning consents for the duration of the support.</p><p> </p><p>Under the Feed-in Tariff scheme, the scheme’s administrator has powers to withdraw, suspend or alter an installation’s accreditation in certain scenarios, including when it has received notice from a relevant public authority that the construction or operation of the installation is in breach of any provision of legislation or of any licence or consent granted for the installation.</p><p> </p><p>Installations that are or were funded under the domestic RHI, Renewable Heat Premium Payment, and certain installations under the Feed-in Tariff schemes; are unlikely to require planning permission due to their scale.</p><p> </p><p>The Government intends that all new Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) applicants have all necessary planning permissions in place before they are supported by the scheme. The Government has recently laid regulations in parliament to introduce this requirement.</p>
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star this property answering member printed Claire Perry remove filter
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less than 2018-02-26T16:11:26.937Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T16:11:26.937Z
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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 Sir Greg Knight more like this
846347
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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
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star this property hansard heading Natural Gas: Storage 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 plans the Government has to support an increase in UK-based gas storage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stoke-on-Trent North more like this
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Ruth Smeeth more like this
star this property uin 129005 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-01more like thismore than 2018-03-01
star this property answer text <p>The UK consistently has one of the largest and most liquid gas markets in Europe with extensive import infrastructure and a diverse range of gas supply sources. This includes domestic production, pipelines from Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands, and liquefied natural gas terminals which can bring in gas from anywhere in the world. We are therefore well placed to manage gas supply risks and the Government has no plans to directly support an increase in UK-based gas storage.</p> more like this
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less than 2018-03-01T16:47:21.057Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-01T16:47:21.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4508
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Smeeth more like this
846357
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Natural Gas: Prices 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 plans his Department has to help reduce the likelihood of the UK experiencing future gas price spikes; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stoke-on-Trent North more like this
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Ruth Smeeth more like this
star this property uin 129013 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-01more like thismore than 2018-03-01
star this property answer text <p>Whilst there is in-year variability in comparisons between UK gas prices and other European states, UK wholesale prices are generally consistent with the EU average.</p><p>The UK benefits from a range of supply sources, including indigenous production, imports from Norway and the continent, storage and liquefied natural gas imports, all of which contribute to a diverse and liquid market. However, it is a normal and necessary market response for prices to rise in response to system tightness, driving a responsive and flexible supply response. The Government will continue to monitor our security of gas supply, including price volatility.</p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2018-03-01T16:02:02.757Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-01T16:02:02.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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846079
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Prices 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, for what reasons Ofgem recently increased the level of the pre-payment metre price cap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Fylde more like this
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Mark Menzies more like this
star this property uin 128787 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The prepayment safeguard tariff (price cap) tariff was introduced by the Competition and markets Authority (CMA) following its investigation into the energy markets. The methodology set by the CMA, and administered by Ofgem, to calculate the cap is based on wholesale costs, network costs, policy costs, operating costs and costs specifically associated with prepayment meters. The recent change reflected changes in these underlying costs.</p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2018-02-26T15:47:02.677Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T15:47:02.677Z
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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 Mark Menzies more like this
846277
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Prices 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 information his Department holds on the average cost of transmission and other network charges per MWh in (a) the UK, (b) France, (c) Ireland, (d) Norway, (e) Germany and (f) the Netherlands. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 128948 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-01more like thismore than 2018-03-01
star this property answer text <p>Eurostat collate data on the network charge component of electricity prices paid by different sized domestic and non-domestic customers in Europe[1]. For example, table 1 sets out the most recent available data on the amount paid on average by medium-sized domestic consumers towards network costs. This usage is consistent with the typical domestic consumption value used by Ofgem.</p><p><strong>Table 1: Electricity network cost paid by medium-sized domestic customers, July – December 2016 (£/MWh)</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Electricity</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UK</p></td><td><p>40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>France</p></td><td><p>42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ireland</p></td><td><p>55</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Norway</p></td><td><p>58</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Germany</p></td><td><p>56</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Netherlands</p></td><td><p>47</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>In considering any international comparisons, it should be noted that the individual components of network charges can vary by country.</p><p>[1] Available online at: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/energy/data/database</p>
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less than 2018-03-01T15:22:07.633Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-01T15:22:07.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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846283
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Prices 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 information his Department holds on average policy costs per MWh in (a) the UK, (b) France, (c) Ireland, (d) Norway, (e) Germany and (f) the Netherlands. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 128953 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-01more like thismore than 2018-03-01
star this property answer text <p>Eurostat collate data on the average gas and electricity prices paid by different sized domestic and non-domestic customers in Europe. <strong>[1]</strong> Table 1 below sets out the amount paid towards “environmental taxes and levies, and VAT” on the gas and electricity prices paid by medium-sized domestic customers. Data excluding VAT is not published.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1: Environmental taxes and levies, and VAT on gas and electricity prices paid by medium-sized domestic customers, January – June 2017 (£/MWh)</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Gas</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Electricity</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>UK</em></p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>36</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>France</em></p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>52</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>Ireland</em></p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>Norway</em></p></td><td><p>Data unavailable</p></td><td><p>41</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>Germany</em></p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>143</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>Netherlands</em></p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>36</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: BEIS <em>Quarterly Energy Prices</em>, available online at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/international-energy-price-comparisons" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/international-energy-price-comparisons</a>. Data for Norway converted to £/MWh from Eurostat data available online at <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/energy/data/database" target="_blank">http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/energy/data/database</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The data above focuses on the costs of policies. However, actions taken in the UK to tackle emissions have helped deliver savings on energy bills for households as energy efficiency savings have more than offset the cost of financial support provided for developing low-carbon technologies – delivering a net bill saving of £14 on average in 2016.</p><p> </p><p><em><strong>[1]</strong></em><em> Available online at: <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/energy/data/database" target="_blank">http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/energy/data/database</a>. </em></p>
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less than 2018-03-01T16:02:57Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-01T16:02:57Z
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846281
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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
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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 proportion of UK energy supply the Government estimates will be comprised of interconnected capacity by (a) 2020, (b) 2030 and (c) 2040. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 128951 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-01more like thismore than 2018-03-01
star this property answer text <p>The proportion of electricity supplied by electricity imports in 2020 is expected to be 7.6%.</p><p> </p><p>Projections for the power sector up to 2035 are published in the BEIS Energy and Emissions Projections 2017, which can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/updated-energy-and-emissions-projections-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/updated-energy-and-emissions-projections-2017</a></p><p> </p><p>Up to 2020, the reference scenario reflects current power sector policies. Beyond 2020, the reference scenario includes assumptions that go beyond current Government policy. The results do not indicate a preferred outcome and should be treated as illustrative.</p> more like this
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less than 2018-03-01T15:25:34.13Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-01T15:25:34.13Z
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846280
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
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
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star this property hansard heading Electricity Interconnectors 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 are being taken to assess the (a) short and (b) long-term effect on UK power generation of a growth in interconnection. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-01more like thismore than 2018-03-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to making sure consumers have secure, affordable and clean energy now and in the future, and the role of interconnection alongside other technologies in meeting this ambition in the short and long term was set out in our Clean Growth Strategy.</p><p> </p><p>Part of this strategy is ensuring that different technologies compete against each other. For example, the Capacity Market is delivering secure supplies of electricity to homes and businesses through technology neutral auctions that result in a mix of reliable capacity. As part of this, interconnectors help deliver energy security while reducing costs for consumers through increased competition. This year’s auction, in which around 2GW of new interconnector capacity cleared, saw the lowest price yet in the history of the capacity market. We assess the outcome of every Capacity Market auction to see what it means for Great Britain’s future energy security.</p> more like this
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less than 2018-03-01T15:23:16.427Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-01T15:23:16.427Z
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846285
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Electricity Generation 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 recent assessment his Department has made of the contribution to the economy of UK-based energy generation; and what recent estimate he has made of the number of jobs supported in the UK by that industry. more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 128954 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-01more like thismore than 2018-03-01
star this property answer text <p>As set out in table 1, the energy sector directly contributed 2.3% of GDP, or £40.2 billion, to the UK economy in 2016 and directly employed 178,000 people. Further jobs are supported indirectly, for example, an estimated 152,000 were employed in support of UK oil and gas extraction, while the ONS separately estimate that the low carbon electricity sector employed 40,500 in the supply chain.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1: Contribution to GDP and direct employment of the UK energy sector in 2016</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Contribution to GDP</p></td><td><p>Employment</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Coal extraction</p></td><td><p>0.002%</p></td><td><p>1,936</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oil and gas extraction</p></td><td><p>0.78%</p></td><td><p>32,192</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Refining</p></td><td><p>0.08%</p></td><td><p>3,887</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Electricity</p></td><td><p>1.03%</p></td><td><p>87,277</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Gas</p></td><td><p>0.37%</p></td><td><p>47,723</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nuclear fuel processing</p></td><td><p>0.07%</p></td><td><p>4,985</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2.33%</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>178,000</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: Tables 1 and 2 of <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/631147/UK_Energy_in_Brief_2017_dataset.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/631147/UK_Energy_in_Brief_2017_dataset.xls</a></p>
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less than 2018-03-01T16:06:11.763Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-01T16:06:11.763Z
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