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Tidal Power: Expenditure

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has spent on wave and tidal renewable energy technologies in (a) Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland constituency, (b) the North East, (c) England and (d) the UK in the last 12 months. (249517)

The Department of Energy and Climate Change provides funding for demonstration and deployment of commercial scale wave and tidal energy technologies under the marine renewables deployment fund (MRDF). Following is a breakdown of expenditure excluding VAT in the last 12 months:

£ (excluding VAT)

Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland

0

North-east England

0

England

24,943

UK

54,887

The Government also provide financial support for research and development into wave and tidal energy technologies through the Research Councils’ Supergen Marine initiative, the Carbon Trust, the Technology Strategy Board and the Energy Technology Institute.