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Renewable Energy

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 6 July 2006

17. To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps his Department is taking to promote renewable energy. (82783)

The Renewables Obligation is the Government’s key mechanism for encouraging renewable generation. This is supported by around £500 million of spending between 2002 and 2008 in the form of R and D and capital grants on emerging low carbon and renewable technologies.