Skip to main content

Renewable Energy (Residential Properties)

Volume 448: debated on Monday 3 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what grants his Department makes available to enable people to have access to (a) solar heating and (b) other forms of renewable microgeneration in residential properties. (80561)

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has the lead responsibility for renewable energy and microgeneration. The DTI-funded Clear Skies Programme was replaced by its Low Carbon Buildings Programme on 1 April 2006, which will operate for three years. The programme is managed by the Energy Saving Trust and provides grants for solar heating and other microgeneration technologies alongside energy efficiency measures to householders, community organisations, the public sector and business.