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Low-Carbon Energy

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 4 March 2008

21. To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research her Department is funding on low-carbon sources of energy for transport uses. (190994)

The Department, and indeed the Government as a whole, are funding a wide range of research relevant to the development of lower carbon sources of energy for transport.

Let one give just three examples of that. The Government have committed up to £30 million for UK research and development work on the Low Carbon Vehicles Innovation Platform. Government are also supporting the development of the Energy Technologies Institute, and they fund a wide range of greener aviation R and D through the National Aerospace Technology Strategy (NATS).

In particular, I refer my hon. Friend to the Department’s “Low Carbon Transport Innovation Strategy”, which was published last year at the time of the Energy White Paper, and provides a comprehensive guide to the Government’s policies and activities in this area.