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star this property date less than 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Renewable Energy more like this
star 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 Energy and Climate Change, what specific changes are needed to her Department's policies to ensure that the UK meets the EU target of 15 per cent of energy to be sourced from renewable sources before 2020; and what the timetable is for implementing each of those changes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
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Dr Paul Monaghan remove filter
star this property uin 16546 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-11-25more like thismore than 2015-11-25
star this property answer text <p>We continue to make progress towards our renewable energy target of 15% final energy consumption by 2020. Provisional figures show 6.3% of final energy consumption came from renewable sources for 2013 and 2014, against a target of 5.4%.</p><br /><p>Progress on renewable electricity generation has been particularly strong with over a quarter of electricity generated, between April and June this year, coming from renewable sources.</p><br /><p>The Spending Review will be announced on 25<sup>th</sup> November, and a Department for Transport consultation will be running next year on increasing the amount of renewable transport fuel. We will carefully consider the impacts of both on the UK’s progress towards the renewables target of 15%, including whether there will be a role for trading.</p><br /> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 16545 more like this
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less than 2015-11-25T14:39:47.783Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-25T14:39:47.783Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
428669
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star this property date less than 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Renewable Energy: Imports more like this
star 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 Energy and Climate Change, what the (a) volume, (b) gross capital and (c) gross revenue costs of planned purchases of renewable energy is from other European countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
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Dr Paul Monaghan remove filter
star this property uin 16545 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-11-25more like thismore than 2015-11-25
star this property answer text <p>We continue to make progress towards our renewable energy target of 15% final energy consumption by 2020. Provisional figures show 6.3% of final energy consumption came from renewable sources for 2013 and 2014, against a target of 5.4%.</p><br /><p>Progress on renewable electricity generation has been particularly strong with over a quarter of electricity generated, between April and June this year, coming from renewable sources.</p><br /><p>The Spending Review will be announced on 25<sup>th</sup> November, and a Department for Transport consultation will be running next year on increasing the amount of renewable transport fuel. We will carefully consider the impacts of both on the UK’s progress towards the renewables target of 15%, including whether there will be a role for trading.</p><br /> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 16546 more like this
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less than 2015-11-25T14:39:47.83Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-25T14:39:47.83Z
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4117
star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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4383
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
512546
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star this property date less than 2016-04-13more like thismore than 2016-04-13
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Nuclear Constabulary more like this
star 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 Energy and Climate Change, for what reasons the Public Service Pensions Act 2013 sets the retirement age for new entrants to the Civil Nuclear Constabulary at 68; and for what reasons the retirement age of those people is not comparable with officers in other forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
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Dr Paul Monaghan remove filter
star this property uin 33883 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-04-18more like thismore than 2016-04-18
star this property answer text <p>This matter is currently the subject of a Judicial Review and I cannot comment further at this time.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2016-04-18T15:31:29.477Z
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4117
star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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4383
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
512542
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star this property date less than 2016-04-13more like thismore than 2016-04-13
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Nuclear Constabulary more like this
star 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 Energy and Climate Change, what opportunities she plans to provide to allow officers of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary to redeploy to other territorial police forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
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Dr Paul Monaghan remove filter
star this property uin 33871 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-04-18more like thismore than 2016-04-18
star this property answer text <p>This is an operational issue and a matter for the Civil Nuclear Constabulary.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2016-04-18T15:30:57.22Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-18T15:30:57.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-08more like thismore than 2016-02-08
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Solar Power more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she is taking to promote domestic solar photovoltaic installations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
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Dr Paul Monaghan remove filter
star this property uin 26297 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-02-12more like thismore than 2016-02-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government is continuing to promote domestic solar photovoltaic installations with the Feed-in Tariff scheme which will support small-scale solar until 2019.</p><p> </p><p>We project that the FIT scheme could support up to 220,000 new solar installations between now and 2019.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2016-02-12T14:18:28.9Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-12T14:18:28.9Z
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4117
star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
437902
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star this property date less than 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Electricity Generation: Costs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 comparative assessment she has made of the cost of generating electricity from existing (a) conventional hydro-electric and (b) gas fired plants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
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Dr Paul Monaghan remove filter
star this property uin 19828 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-12-17more like thismore than 2015-12-17
star this property answer text <p>In comparing the costs of different electricity technologies in the future, DECC typically use the levelised costs of electricity generation. Levelised costs include capital and operating costs over the lifetime of a plant, as well as DECC estimates of projected fuel and carbon costs.</p><br /><p>The most recent levelised cost estimates are available in the DECC Electricity Generation Costs report, available at:</p><br /><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/269888/131217_Electricity_Generation_costs_report_December_2013_Final.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/269888/131217_Electricity_Generation_costs_report_December_2013_Final.pdf</a></p><br /><p>These include levelised cost estimates for (a) conventional hydro-electric sources and (b) gas fired plants.</p><br /><p>We are currently undertaking a comprehensive review of our evidence on levelised costs of electricity generation.</p><br /><p>The above levelised costs however do not take into account all of the wider positive or negative impacts that a plant may impose on the electricity system. So far, DECC’s electricity modelling has considered these wider whole system impacts through a system wide cost-benefit analysis. DECC is currently undertaking a project, which aims to further DECC’s understanding of the whole system impacts of electricity generation technologies.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-12-17T17:13:00.557Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-17T17:13:00.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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4383
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
437903
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star this property date less than 2015-12-14more like thismore than 2015-12-14
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Hydroelectric Power: Costs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, when calculating grants and tax incentives whether her Department assesses the levelised cost of hydro plant over the expected actual lifespan or the shorter lifespan allowed in the levelised cost calculation when allocating grants and tax incentives. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
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Dr Paul Monaghan remove filter
star this property uin 19868 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-12-17more like thismore than 2015-12-17
star this property answer text <p>In comparing the costs of different electricity technologies in the future, DECC typically use the levelised costs of electricity generation. Levelised costs include capital and operating costs over the lifetime of a plant, as well as DECC estimates of projected fuel and carbon costs.</p><br /><p>The most recent levelised cost estimates are available in the DECC Electricity Generation Costs report, available at:</p><br /><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/269888/131217_Electricity_Generation_costs_report_December_2013_Final.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/269888/131217_Electricity_Generation_costs_report_December_2013_Final.pdf</a></p><br /><p>For hydro plants, DECC assumes a plant lifetime of 41 years for levelised cost purposes. This is taken from the below Arup report (section 6.8.4):</p><br /><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/66176/Renewables_Obligation_consultation_-_review_of_generation_costs_and_deployment_potential.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/66176/Renewables_Obligation_consultation_-_review_of_generation_costs_and_deployment_potential.pdf</a>.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-12-17T17:13:33.747Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-17T17:13:33.747Z
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4117
star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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4383
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-05more like thismore than 2015-11-05
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Electricity Generation: Costs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 comparative assessment she has made of the cost of generating electricity from (a) conventional hydro-electric sources and (b) gas fired plants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
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Dr Paul Monaghan remove filter
star this property uin 14978 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-11-11more like thismore than 2015-11-11
star this property answer text <p>In comparing the costs of different electricity technologies in the future, DECC typically use the levelised costs of electricity generation. Levelised costs include capital and operating costs over the lifetime of a plant, as well as DECC estimates of projected fuel and carbon costs.</p><br /><p>The most recent levelised cost estimates are available in the DECC Electricity Generation Costs (December 2013) report, available at:</p><br /><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/269888/131217_Electricity_Generation_costs_report_December_2013_Final.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/269888/131217_Electricity_Generation_costs_report_December_2013_Final.pdf</a>.</p><br /><p>These include levelised cost estimates for (a) conventional hydro-electric sources and (b) gas fired plants.</p><br /><p>We are currently undertaking a comprehensive review of our evidence on levelised costs of electricity generation.</p><br /><p>The above levelised costs however do not take into account all of the wider positive or negative impacts that a plant may impose on the electricity system. So far, DECC’s electricity modelling has considered these wider whole system impacts through a system wide cost-benefit analysis. DECC is currently undertaking a project, which aims to further systematise DECC’s understanding of the whole system impacts of electricity generation technologies.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-11-11T16:36:34.113Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-11T16:36:34.113Z
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4117
star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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4383
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
425681
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star this property date less than 2015-11-03more like thismore than 2015-11-03
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Hydroelectric Power: Scotland more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answers of 6 July 2015 to Question 4511 and 12 October 2015 to Question 10567, if she will (a) request that OFGEM assess whether the use of conventional hydro-power in the north of Scotland offsets the extra cost per unit of supply and (b) instruct OFGEM to cancel the 2p per kW hour excess charge in that region. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
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Dr Paul Monaghan remove filter
star this property uin 14512 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
star this property answer text <p>Electricity supplied to consumers in the North of Scotland region is produced by a range of generation types traded in a competitive market across GB. The electricity price paid by consumers in any given region is not therefore determined by the predominant generation type in that region.</p><br /><p>Ofgem does not regulate energy prices - these are set by energy suppliers in competition with each other and so matters relating to the pricing of tariffs are a matter for each individual company.</p><br /><p>Ofgem addressed the differences in electricity charges between regions at paragraph 2.5 of their recent report on ‘Regional Differences in Network Charges’. This stated that the differences observed are not a ‘surcharge’, but reflect the different network costs in the region when shared out between customers consuming energy in that area. They also saw “no compelling case” to change these arrangements, from a regulatory perspective.</p><br /><p>The report also noted that electricity distribution charges in the north of Scotland are already cross-subsidised to an extent through the Government’s Hydro Benefit Replacement Scheme. It is currently worth around £41 per annum per household in the north of Scotland, and means that consumers face lower network charges than they otherwise would.</p><br /><p>This report can be obtained at:</p><p><a href="https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/ofgem-report-regional-differences-network-charges" target="_blank">https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/ofgem-report-regional-differences-network-charges</a>.</p><br /> <br />
unstar this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 14513 more like this
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less than 2015-11-10T15:57:48.127Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-10T15:57:48.127Z
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4117
star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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4383
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Monaghan more like this
425682
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star this property date less than 2015-11-03more like thismore than 2015-11-03
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Electricity: Scotland more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answers of 6 July 2015 to Question 4511 and 12 October 2015 to Question 10567, if she will request that OFGEM explain what its justification is for allowing a higher charge for supply in the north of Scotland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
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Dr Paul Monaghan remove filter
star this property uin 14513 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
star this property answer text <p>Electricity supplied to consumers in the North of Scotland region is produced by a range of generation types traded in a competitive market across GB. The electricity price paid by consumers in any given region is not therefore determined by the predominant generation type in that region.</p><br /><p>Ofgem does not regulate energy prices - these are set by energy suppliers in competition with each other and so matters relating to the pricing of tariffs are a matter for each individual company.</p><br /><p>Ofgem addressed the differences in electricity charges between regions at paragraph 2.5 of their recent report on ‘Regional Differences in Network Charges’. This stated that the differences observed are not a ‘surcharge’, but reflect the different network costs in the region when shared out between customers consuming energy in that area. They also saw “no compelling case” to change these arrangements, from a regulatory perspective.</p><br /><p>The report also noted that electricity distribution charges in the north of Scotland are already cross-subsidised to an extent through the Government’s Hydro Benefit Replacement Scheme. It is currently worth around £41 per annum per household in the north of Scotland, and means that consumers face lower network charges than they otherwise would.</p><br /><p>This report can be obtained at:</p><p><a href="https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/ofgem-report-regional-differences-network-charges" target="_blank">https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/ofgem-report-regional-differences-network-charges</a>.</p><br /> <br />
unstar this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 14512 more like this
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less than 2015-11-10T15:57:48.19Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-10T15:57:48.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Monaghan more like this