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Low Carbon Buildings Programme: Finance

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the funding provided for phases one and two of the low carbon buildings programme in advance of receipts from (a) feed-in tariffs and (b) a renewable heat incentive under the provisions of the Energy Act 2008. (286729)

To ensure adequacy of funding for the Low Carbon Buildings Programme in advance of the introduction of feed-in tariffs and a renewable heat incentive, the Government recently committed a further £45 million bringing total support to over £130 million. Of the £45 million additional funding £10 million has been allocated to Phase 1 and £35 million to Phase 2.

To date, Phase 1 has committed £9.2 million. Phase 2 has committed £49.8 million. The Low Carbon Buildings Programme will be superseded by feed-in tariffs in 2010 and renewable heat incentives in 2011.