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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Design more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the gross value added by the design sector in each region of the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton remove filter
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Giles Watling more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The information requested can be found on pages 64-67 of the Design Council’s report The Design Economy 2018 which can be found here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.designcouncil.org.uk/sites/default/files/asset/document/Design_Economy_2018.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.designcouncil.org.uk/sites/default/files/asset/document/Design_Economy_2018.pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T11:03:02.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T11:03:02.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Museums and Galleries more like this
unstar this property house id 1 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to encourage more people to visit museums. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton remove filter
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Giles Watling more like this
star this property uin 257538 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 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>The world-class collections in our museums help people understand and participate in our culture and heritage, improve wellbeing, and provide learning, education and research. Museums are supported by public funding worth over £800 million annually to support this access. The UK Government remains committed to free entry to the permanent collections of our 15 DCMS- sponsored national museums ,which in total received around 47 million visits in 2017/18 .Additional projects, through Arts Council England (ACE), aim to improve cultural participation for everyone, regardless of their background. For example, ACE funds Creative People and Places which supports participation in places with traditionally lower engagement with culture. The scheme has just announced 79 new places will be eligible to apply for £24 million of funding in 2019 and 2020, to fund projects until 2023/4.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-06-06T15:22:55.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T15:22:55.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion more like this
unstar this property house id 1 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce tax (a) avoidance and (b) evasion. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton remove filter
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Giles Watling 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 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answer text This government has taken significant action, including introducing 100 new measures tackling tax avoidance, evasion and other forms of non-compliance, since 2010, securing and protecting £200bn that would have otherwise gone unpaid and helping to bring the UK’s tax gap to a near record low of 5.6%. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-10-01T15:57:52.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T15:57:52.547Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Carbon Emissions more like this
unstar this property house id 1 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps his Department is taking to support the UK's transition to a low-carbon economy; and what his policy is on the future of carbon pricing in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton remove filter
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Giles Watling 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 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The UK is the G20 leader in reducing the carbon intensity of its economy, and is using a range of policy levers – including spending and taxes – to support the UK’s transition to a low-carbon economy.</p><p> </p><p>The Clean Growth Strategy set out significant investment by the Government in decarbonisation including £2.5 billion to support low carbon innovation from 2015-2021, £4.5bn to support development of renewable and low carbon heating through the Renewable Heat Incentive and £1 billion to support the uptake of ultra-low emissions vehicles. In addition, government has supported the deployment of renewable electricity projects, with annual consumer support now reaching over £10bn.</p><p> </p><p>HMT has accepted the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) recommendation to conduct a review into the costs and benefits of transitioning to a net zero economy. The Review will consider how to achieve this transition in a way that works for households, businesses and public finances.</p><p> </p><p>Carbon pricing has helped to drive down UK emissions, in particular from the power sector, and will continue to play an important role to help meet the UK’s legally binding carbon reduction commitments, which are unaffected by leaving the EU.</p><p> </p><p>The government is considering long-term options for carbon pricing including the possibility of linking a UK greenhouse gas emissions trading system with the EU ETS. As announced at Budget 2018, in the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the Carbon Emissions Tax would be introduced.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Simon Clarke more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T13:36:05.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T13:36:05.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Simon Clarke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Carbon Capture and Storage 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 adequacy of investment in carbon capture usage and storage to help reach the Government's net zero by 2050. more like this
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Giles Watling 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 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>On 27 June, a new, legally binding, target to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 came into force. This will require ambitious action across the economy building on our Clean Growth Strategy, and carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) is likely to play a vital role. Our CCUS Action Plan sets out that we will move to deploying CCUS in the 2020s, working in partnership with industry to achieve this.</p><p> </p><p>We are investing over £50 million in CCUS innovation programmes, supporting innovative technologies across the UK between 2017 and 2021. As part of this investment we announced on 27 June that nine companies have secured £26 million of government funding, in addition to industry backing, to advance the rollout of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) in the UK - a crucial step towards the UK’s net zero emissions and the end of the UK’s contribution to global warming. It is the next milestone for the Government’s ambition for the UK to be a world-leader in the field as laid out in the Clean Growth Strategy and the CCUS Action Plan.</p><p> </p><p>One company, Tata Chemicals is being awarded £4.2m toward the construction of a facility to capture and utilise 40,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year – the equivalent of 22,000 cars. When fully operational in 2021 it will be the largest carbon capture plant in the UK, removing 100 times more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than the country’s current largest facility.</p><p> </p><p>Our Clean Growth Grand Challenge Mission sets an ambition to establish at least one low-carbon industrial cluster by 2030, and the world’s first net-zero carbon industrial cluster by 2040. The Mission is technology neutral but is focussed on technologies that can be delivered cost-effectively through the use of shared networks, and CCUS is one of the key technologies that could help to deliver the mission. The mission is backed by £170 million public investment through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.</p><p> </p><p>Also supporting the mission, the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund is a £315 million fund aimed at helping industry to transition to a low-carbon future. The fund will help companies cut their energy bills and carbon emissions through investing in energy efficiency and low-carbon technologies. This could include supporting technologies that are strategically important to long-term emissions reductions such as CCUS and Hydrogen.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T15:41:36.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T15:41:36.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Renewable Energy more like this
unstar this property house id 1 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 (a) review and (b) increase the 6GW capacity cap in the Contracts for Difference auctions to support the target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton remove filter
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Giles Watling more like this
star this property uin 272288 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>We set the the 6-gigawatt capacity cap for the third Contracts for Difference allocation round based on our understanding of the pipeline of projects. It aims to promote competitive tension, whilst delivering significant capacity, and ensure smooth delivery of low carbon generation through the 2020s.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T15:19:41.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:19:41.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Wind Power: Seas and Oceans more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the finding of the Committee on Climate Change that the UK will require up to 75GW by 2050, if he will review the 30GW by 2030 target for offshore wind. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton remove filter
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Giles Watling more like this
star this property uin 272289 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 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The Offshore Wind Sector Deal foresees up to 30GW of installed offshore wind capacity by 2030, provided costs continue to fall. This level of certainty, unmatched by any other major European market, sets a firm foundation for offshore wind to play its role in reaching net zero emissions by 2050.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T15:19:53.34Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:19:53.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Electricity: Heating and Transport 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 accelerate the electrification of (a) heat and (b) transport. more like this
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Giles Watling more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The electrification of heat, notably through heat pumps, can play a key role in decarbonizing heat, which is an essential step in meeting our carbon budgets. The Government is committed to supporting the deployment of heat pumps. Through the Renewable Heat Incentive we are spending £2.8bn between 2018/19 and 2020/21 to support innovative low carbon heat technologies in homes and businesses, including heat pumps.</p><p>The Government is currently developing the future policy framework for supporting low carbon heat, including through the Future Homes Standard announced by my. rt. hon. Friend Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer in February 2019. This will set standards through building regulations to drive uptake in low carbon heating.</p><p>Low consumer awareness and confidence in heat pumps also remain key issues. BEIS will launch a demonstration project on the electrification of heat in 2019, which will help demonstrate the feasibility of a possible large-scale transition to heat pumps and develop innovative solutions that work for a wide range of homes and consumers.</p><p>The Government is working to put the UK at the forefront of the design and manufacturing of zero emission electric vehicles, and for all new cars and vans to be effectively zero emission by 2040.</p><p>To achieve this, we are investing nearly £1.5bn‎ between April 2015 and March 2021, with grants available for plug in cars, vans, lorries, buses, taxis and motorcycles, and schemes to support charge point infrastructure at homes and workplaces and on residential streets.</p><p>The Road to Zero Strategy was published last year, it sets out a clear pathway to zero emissions, to give clarity and certainty to both industry and motorists.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T15:20:03.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:20:03.32Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Carbon Emissions more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Government plans to publish its plan for how the UK will achieve net zero emissions by 2050. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton remove filter
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Giles Watling more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star 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>
star this property answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T11:09:49.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T11:09:49.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Electricity Generation: Carbon Emissions more like this
unstar this property house id 1 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 plans the Government has to support electricity network companies as they work to enable the transition to a low carbon economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton remove filter
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Giles Watling more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star 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>
star this property answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T14:01:07.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T14:01:07.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Giles Watling more like this