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Low Carbon Buildings Programme

Volume 476: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent representations he has received on the efficacy of the Low Carbon Buildings programme; and if he will make a statement. (202963)

The Low Carbon Buildings programme Phase 1 was set up with a key objective to demonstrate the potential of combining microgeneration technologies with energy efficiency to reduce carbon emissions in buildings. Phase 2 of the LCBP had aims to achieve reductions in the costs of microgeneration products; to see microgeneration products demonstrated on a wider scale; and to achieve greater visibility and understanding of microgeneration technologies by the general public as a result of their installation on a wide range of public buildings. We monitor progress against these objectives and periodically review overall effectiveness.

As part of the normal course of business we have ongoing discussions with a wide range of stakeholders about the Low Carbon Buildings programme.