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Energy: Research

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much of the £500 million committed to capital grants and research and development in the field of emerging low carbon technologies has been spent, broken down by technology. (155489)

[holding answer 17 September 2007]: Spend so far (to end March 2007) under the programmes listed as follows, which were introduced at different points over the period, totals £208.13 million. All of these programmes except the Major PV Demonstration Programme and Clear Skies are projected to continue to spend during the CSR period and in some cases well beyond.

Spend on the main programme activities is set out below. It has not been possible to provide a breakdown of the Clear Skies and R and D programme spend by technology.

Programme/technology

Spend to end 2006-07 (£ million)

Off-shore Wind capital grant programme

76.35

Bioenergy capital grant programme

26.02

Major PV Demonstration Programme

30.1

Clear Skies (Micro wind, Biomass, Heat Pumps, Micro hydro, Solar Thermal Hot Water)

12.1

Marine Renewable Deployment Fund

1.62

Low Carbon Buildings Program Phase 1 (LCB)

4.0

Low Carbon Buildings Programme Phase 2 (LCB)

0.13

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells and Carbon Abatement Demonstration Programme (HFCAT)

0.11

New and Renewables R and D programme/Technology Programme

57.7

Total

208.13