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Heat And Power Schemes

Volume 130: debated on Monday 28 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on his policy regarding public funding of combined heat and power schemes.

My Department encourages the evaluation of CHP schemes by assisting some feasibility studies by industry and commerce to establish whether CHP is the most energy efficient and economic option. If these studies show the developer that CHP is economically viable and affordable, then there is no need for public subsidy.