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Renewable Energy: Expenditure

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much of the £500 million allocated to be spent from 2002 on research and development and capital grants for emerging renewable and low carbon technologies has been spent to date; how much has been allocated to projects in each category; what projects have been supported under each category; and what the spend allocation in Scotland was. (233682)

[holding answer 17 November 2008]: Spend to end March 2008 under the programmes listed, which were introduced at different points over the period, totals £233.4 million. All of these programmes except the Major PV Demonstration Programme and Clear Skies are projected to continue to spend during the period 2008-09 to 2010-11 and in some cases well beyond.

Spend on the main programme activities is also set out. It has not been possible to provide a breakdown of the Clear Skies or the R and D Programme spend by technology or by projects supported under each category and details of spend allocation for Scotland for all programmes in the time available at proportionate cost.

£million

Programme/technology

Actual spend to date (end 2007-08)

Offshore wind capital grant programme

76.75

Of which spend allocation to Scotland £11.8 million

Bioenergy capital grant programme

34.6

Of which spend allocation to Scotland £14.4 million

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 Programme Phase 1 (LCB)

7.3

Of which spend allocation to Scotland £0.26 million

Low Carbon Buildings Programme Phase 2 (LCB)

1.9

Of which spend allocation to Scotland £0.15 million

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

0.20

New and Renewables R and D programme/Technology Programme

71

Of which spend allocation to Scotland £7.9 million

Total

233.4