Inquiry status: Oral evidence completed, transcript available

The Energy and Climate Change Committee has recently held enquiries into the RHI (renewable heat incentive) and biomass. This inquiry will develop these and explore how and where emissions and costs can be reduced from UK heat, specifically looking at the range of trade-offs between costs, GHG emissions, and wider sustainability issues, as well as potential interactions with other technologies – for example distributed use of fuel makes carbon captures and storage difficult.



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  • 12 Nov 2013 - Heat - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF351 KB) HC 743 | Published 20 Dec 2013

    Evidence given by Marcus Stewart, Energy Demand Manager, National Grid, Kelly Butler, Marketing Director, BEAMA, Donald Daw, Divisional Commercial Director, Mitsubishi Electric UK, and Chris Davidson, Chair, Policy Development Committee, Ground Source Heat Pump Association; Dr Richard Leese, Director, Mineral Products Association, Paul Blacklock, Head of Corporate Affairs, Calor Gas Ltd, Jim Lambeth, General Manager, Solid Fuel Association, and Mike Mason, DPhil Researcher, University of Oxford

  • 17 Dec 2013 - Heat - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF356 KB) HC 743 | Published 19 Dec 2013

    Evidence given by Rt Hon Gregory Barker MP, Minister of State, Stephen Martin, Director of Heat and Industry and David Wagstaff, Head of Heat Strategy and Policy, DECC

  • 29 Oct 2013 - Heat - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF380 KB) HC 743 | Published 17 Dec 2013

    Evidence given by Robert Sansom, Representative, UK Energy Research Centre, Dr Peter Bonfield, Representative, Engineering The Future, Liz Lainé, Policy Manager, Consumer Focus, and David Frise, Heat of Sustainability, Building and Engineering Services Association; Dr Tim Rotheray, Director, Combined Heat and Power Association, Dr David Hawkey, Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh, Richard Lowes, Public Affairs and Policy Manager, Scotia Gas Networks, SSE, and Peter Hamnett, Policy Specialist, UK District Energy Association

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