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Renewable Energy

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to ensure that local communities benefit directly from local renewable energy generation. (308888)

The Government are developing and demonstrating successful models of community engagement through the ‘Low Carbon Communities Challenge’; phase 1 winners were announced on 21 December. We are also setting effective financial subsidy levels through feed-in tariffs and the renewable heat incentive to benefit communities.