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Renewable Energy

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he plans to have with his US counterpart on renewable energy policy. (253098)

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State plans to discuss renewable energy, among other issues, when he visits the UK in the coming months. This issue is of particular importance in view of the renewable energy aspects of the President’s American recovery and investment plan.

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the proposed timetable for the establishment of a financial support mechanism for renewable heat is. (255210)

We expect the Renewable Heat Incentive to be in place by April 2011. This will allow the necessary work to take place to consult on the design of the scheme and draft the regulations which will establish the RHI.