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Office for Renewable Energy Development

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for what expenditure under each budget heading the budget of the Office for Renewable Energy Development for 2009-10 provides; and how many staff that office employs. (290898)

The Office for Renewable Energy Deployment (ORED) was launched on 15 July 2009. ORED’s mission is to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy in order to reduce carbon emissions, increase security of supply and create business opportunities in the UK.

As of August 2009 ORED employed 85 staff. The budgets available to ORED, including funding allocated to low carbon investment in Budget 2009, are as set out in the following table. In addition, ORED will also be delivering projects funded from the Strategic Investment Fund managed by BIS; this additional funding amounts to up to £135.5 million over the next two years.

ORED Budgets

£ million

2009-10

2010-11

Administration

7.1

5.8

Programme

13.6

8.9

Capital

38.3

61.2

Total

59.0

75.9