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Renewable Energy

Volume 464: debated on Thursday 11 October 2007

15. To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will consider the introduction of a feed-in tariff to support the development of renewable energy. (156882)

The Government have considered the use of feed-in tariffs for this purpose. However, we remain firmly committed to the renewables obligation as the principal means of driving the deployment of large-scale renewable electricity in the UK. The renewables obligation has been successful in driving deployment, offers continuity of policy to maintain investor confidence, and fits well with our pro-competitive approach to energy markets.