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Energy Sources

Volume 406: debated on Thursday 5 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what Government assistance is available for the development of market-based production of energy using renewable sources. [116251]

The Government has introduced a number of market-based initiatives to assist renewable energy sources:

The Renewables Obligation, which places an obligation on licensed electricity suppliers to source a percentage of supplies from renewable sources, to reach 10 per cent. by 2010;
Exemption, for businesses and organisations, from the Climate Change Levy for electricity generated by new renewable technologies;
£348 million of capital grants and support for research, development and demonstration programmes to enable emerging technologies gain a foothold in the marketplace.