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Carbon Emissions: Buildings

Volume 490: debated on Monday 23 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when phase 2 of the low carbon buildings grant will end; and what arrangements have been put in place for a replacement. (253788)

[holding answer 2 February 2009]: Phase two of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme will close to new applications on 30 June 2009. We are currently considering next steps post June 2009.

A feed-in tariffs (FITs) mechanism for small-scale, low-carbon electricity generation is currently being developed. We will consult on the details of the scheme this summer and FITs will be in place in April 2010.

A mechanism for a Renewable Heat Incentive is also being developed and the details of this scheme will also be consulted on. We intend to have the RHI in place in April 2011.