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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change 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 Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the tonnage of carbon dioxide emitted by (a) the production processes, including drying, of biomass destined for UK power generation, (b) the transportation of biomass from all origins to power generation plants in the UK and (c) the transportation and disposal of fly ash arising from biomass combustion in the UK in the last year for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is bringing in sustainability criteria for those supplying biomass under the RO and RHI. These were initially introduced as reporting requirements from April 2014, with the intention of bringing in mandatory criteria from April 2015. No data has yebeen published.</p><p>In order to calculate the greenhouse gas saving of a fuel, suppliers are required to sum each of the emission components but are not required to report the component savings. It is the responsibility of generators to determine where in their supply chain the saving is made.</p><p>Power suppliers using bioliquids have had to comply with the Renewable Energy Directive’s sustainability criteria since 2011, which includes a 35% minimum greenhouse gas emissions saving. Ofgem reports on these emissions, the most recent figures are found in the Renewable Obligation annual report:</p><p><a href="https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/ofgem-publications/86392/roannualreport2012-13final.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/ofgem-publications/86392/roannualreport2012-13final.pdf</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hastings and Rye remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Amber Rudd more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:32:47.1952826Z
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star this property label Biography information for Amber Rudd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Meters more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many of the smart meters thus far installed in UK homes comply with the most recent recommended standards; how many will need to be replaced in the next 10 years to comply with such standards; and how many are currently (a) operational and (b) not operational. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies remove filter
star this property uin 210387 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
star this property answer text <p>DECC releases official statistics on a quarterly basis which give details of the number of smart meters installed quarter by quarter and the total number in operation by the larger energy suppliers at the end of the quarter.</p><p>Information about smart meter rollout statistics, up to 30<sup>th</sup> June 2014, can be obtained from the Quarterly report published on 18 September:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/statistical-release-and-data-smart-meters-great-britain-quarter-2-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/statistical-release-and-data-smart-meters-great-britain-quarter-2-2014</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hastings and Rye remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Amber Rudd more like this
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less than 2014-10-22T14:01:04.5141677Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-22T14:01:04.5141677Z
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star this property label Biography information for Amber Rudd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Meters more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether customers who refuse to have a smart meter will be expected to pay for manual meter readings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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star this property uin 209352 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government is not aware of any plans by the energy suppliers to introduce differential charging for consumers with traditional meters. Ofgem will be monitoring suppliers throughout the roll-out and will expect to engage with them should suppliers develop plans to introduce such charging for consumers with traditional meters. It will keep issues surrounding the fair treatment of these consumers under review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hastings and Rye remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Amber Rudd more like this
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less than 2014-10-14T11:42:03.9556437Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-14T11:42:03.9556437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Amber Rudd more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Meters more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many smart meters have been installed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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star this property uin 209353 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
star this property answer text <p>DECC releases statistics on a quarterly basis which give details of the number of smart meter installations by the larger energy suppliers. The latest release, published on 18 September 2014, details installations up to the end of quarter two 2014, and can be found on the Gov.uk website on the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/statistical-release-and-data-smart-meters-great-britain-quarter-2-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/statistical-release-and-data-smart-meters-great-britain-quarter-2-2014</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hastings and Rye remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Amber Rudd more like this
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less than 2014-10-14T11:41:26.4445484Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-14T11:41:26.4445484Z
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star this property label Biography information for Amber Rudd more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Meters more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many of the smart meters installed are SMETS 2 compliant. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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star this property uin 209354 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government is currently finalising the second version of the Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specifications (SMETS 2). As SMETS 2 is not yet in force, no installed smart meters currently meet it. We expect SMETS 2 smart meters to be available for the main installation stage.</p><p>The first version of the specifications (SMETS1) was designated by the Secretary of State on 18 December 2012 to allow suppliers to install and operate smart meters during the Foundation Stage of the Programme if they so wish, and thus facilitate early learning and benefits.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hastings and Rye remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Amber Rudd more like this
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less than 2014-10-14T11:40:48.530897Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-14T11:40:48.530897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Amber Rudd more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Renewables Obligation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent estimate he has made of the cost of the Renewables Obligation Scheme to energy consumers since 2002. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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star this property uin 208908 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
star this property answer text <p>The total support costs associated with the Renewables Obligation (RO) since 2002 are set out in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><em>£bn nominal prices</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong><em>2002/03</em></strong></p></td><td><p>0.28</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong><em>2003/04</em></strong></p></td><td><p>0.42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong><em>2004/05</em></strong></p></td><td><p>0.49</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong><em>2005/06</em></strong></p></td><td><p>0.58</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong><em>2006/07</em></strong></p></td><td><p>0.72</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong><em>2007/08</em></strong></p></td><td><p>0.88</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong><em>2008/09</em></strong></p></td><td><p>1.04</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong><em>2009/10</em></strong></p></td><td><p>1.12</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong><em>2010/11</em></strong></p></td><td><p>1.29</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong><em>2011/12</em></strong></p></td><td><p>1.46</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong><em>2012/13</em></strong></p></td><td><p>1.99</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong><em>2013/14</em></strong></p></td><td><p>2.60</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><em>Source: DECC based on Ofgem publications. </em></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The impact of these support costs on actual energy bills depends on the total level of electricity sales, how energy suppliers pass these costs through to consumers, and the amounts of electricity consumed by individual consumers.</p><p>Assuming that costs incurred by energy suppliers are passed on in full to all electricity consumers (including households and businesses), and on an equal £/MWh basis, analysis published in March 20131 suggests that, in 2013, the RO accounted, on average, for around 2% (or £30, in real 2012 prices) of an annual household energy (gas plus electricity) bill.</p><p>Under the Electricity Market Reform, the RO will be closed to new capacity from 1<sup>st</sup> April 2017, and large scale renewable electricity will be supported through the new Contracts for Difference scheme.</p><p><em><strong>[1]</strong></em><em> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/policy-impacts-on-prices-and-bills" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/policy-impacts-on-prices-and-bills</a></em></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hastings and Rye remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Amber Rudd more like this
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less than 2014-10-13T13:16:36.5484634Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T13:16:36.5484634Z
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star this property date less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change 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 Energy and Climate Change, how much subsidy has been given to (a) power generation by biomass in the UK and (b) domestic combustion of biomass in the UK in the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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star this property uin 208922 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
star this property answer text <p>The Renewables Obligation is currently the main financial mechanism by which the Government incentivises the deployment of large-scale renewable electricity generation in the UK. The table below gives figures for the amount of support biomass projects received in the last 3 years for which data is available. These are in nominal prices:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total Spend on Biomass Projects under Renewables Obligation (Nominal Prices)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>£713m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>£636m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>£489m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Support for small-scale (&lt;5MW) renewables in Great Britain, including Anaerobic Digestion (AD), is also available under the Feed in Tariff (FIT) scheme. However, FIT spend data are not collected disaggregated by technology.</p><p>Biomass technologies include: AD, biomass co-firing, biomass conversions, dedicated biomass, sewage gas, landfill gas and advanced conversion technologies. These include Combined Heat and Power (CHP) schemes.</p><p>Total spend under the RO is calculated as the number of Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) redeemed by suppliers for that RO year multiplied by the value of a ROC in that year. ROCs redeemed data can be found at: <a href="https://www.renewablesandchp.ofgem.gov.uk/Public/ReportManager.aspx?ReportVisibility=1&amp;ReportCategory=0" target="_blank">https://www.renewablesandchp.ofgem.gov.uk/Public/ReportManager.aspx?ReportVisibility=1&amp;ReportCategory=0</a> (see ‘Compliance Certificates Reports’). The ROC value is calculated by the overall RO spend for that year divided by the total number of ROCs redeemed by suppliers. Overall RO spend is calculated by multiplying the obligation by the buy-out price, both of which can be found in each year’s RO annual report or obligation notice, available at: <a href="https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/environmental-programmes/renewables-obligation-ro" target="_blank">https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/environmental-programmes/renewables-obligation-ro</a></p><p>Domestic combustion of biomass in the UK is currently supported by the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), but was previously covered by the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) until April 2014. The table below gives figures for the amount of subsidy biomass boilers received in the last 3 years:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total Spend on Biomass Boilers (Nominal Prices)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>£1.6m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>£1.5m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>£0.9m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hastings and Rye remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Amber Rudd more like this
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less than 2014-10-13T13:15:34.4463293Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T13:15:34.4463293Z
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star this property date less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change 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 Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the tonnage of carbon dioxide emitted by (a) the production processes, including drying, of biomass destined for UK power generation, (b) the transportation of biomass from all origins to power generation plants in the UK and (c) the transportation and disposal of fly ash arising from biomass combustion in the UK in the most recent year for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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star this property uin 208923 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
star this property answer text <p>DECC’s Biomass Emissions And Counterfactual1 model has been developed to estimate overall greenhouse gas emissions associated with the delivered bioenergy to the UK from a number of regions for power generation, based on a scenario based life-cycle assessment technique. The overall estimates include carbon dioxide emitted by the production processes including drying and the transportation of biomass; details for selected scenarios are available in the report titled “Life Cycle Impacts of Biomass Electricity&quot;2 published in July 2014.</p><p>The UK is introducing new sustainability standards for biomass. From April 2015, biomass heat and power generators must achieve a minimum of 68% greenhouse gas saving compared to coal, which includes emissions from processing and transportation. In addition, power stations over 50MWth must monitor and report against maximum monthly average emission limits for particulates (including ash) they emit to air.</p><p><em><strong>[1]</strong></em><em> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/332948/beac_1.xlsm" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/332948/beac_1.xlsm</a></em></p><p> </p><p><em>2</em><em> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/349024/BEAC_Report_290814.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/349024/BEAC_Report_290814.pdf</a></em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hastings and Rye remove filter
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less than 2014-10-13T12:44:36.8205631Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T12:44:36.8205631Z
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star this property date less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Climate Change more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment he has made of (a) the implication for his Department's policies of the paper Quantifying the Consensus on Anthropogenic Global Warming in the Scientific Literature and (b) allegations of fraud in that paper. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
star this property answer text <p>The 2013, peer-reviewed paper <em>Quantifying the Consensus on Anthropogenic Global Warming in the Scientific Literature </em>analysed the abstracts of around 12,000 scientific papers and found that, of the third which expressed a view on the cause of global warming, 97% considered it to be man-made. We are not aware of any evidence of fraud relating to this paper.</p><p>The main conclusion of the paper is consistent with findings from all other such studies, and as is evident from the recent Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, that there is an overwhelming scientific consensus that recent global warming is largely caused by human activity.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hastings and Rye remove filter
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less than 2014-10-13T12:40:44.9543753Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T12:40:44.9543753Z
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star this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Meters more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which companies that make smart meters are approved to fit them under the Government's rollout scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Energy suppliers will determine which meter manufacturers to contract with and who should install the meters according to their own commercial procedures. The purchase and installation of smart meters is a matter for energy suppliers provided they are compliant with the smart metering equipment technical specifications (SMETS).</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hastings and Rye remove filter
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less than 2014-07-22T14:33:15.46103Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T14:33:15.46103Z
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