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Feed-in Tariffs

Volume 506: debated on Wednesday 3 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has made an assessment of public (a) awareness of and (b) opinion on the effects on energy bills of the implementation of a feed-in-tariff scheme. (319566)

The Government recognise that a number of its energy and climate change policies may have significant effects on energy bills. As such, analysis carried out to estimate the overall impacts on average domestic and non-domestic energy bills of the policies set out in the low carbon transition plan (including the feed-in-tariff scheme) was presented in the accompanying analytical annex. Consultation on the feed in tariff (from 15 July 2009 to 15 October 2009) received over 733 responses, 53 per cent. of which were from individuals, indicating there is considerable awareness of the scheme and its impacts.

Revised figures were published in the final impact assessment which accompanied the Government's response to the consultation.