HOUSE OF COMMONS
LONDON SW1A 0AA
Mr Denis Walker
Our ref: RSE8241
2nd September 2010
Dear Mr Walker,
Thank you for contacting me about the proposed Energy Security and Green Economy Bill.
Tackling fuel poverty is something that I see as vital. Fuel poverty statistics demonstrate that there were around 4 million fuel poor households in the United Kingdom in 2007, an increase from 3.5 million in 2006. To help combat fuel poverty we also need to improve household energy efficiency which is where our proposed ‘Green Deal’ will have an effect.
The main purpose of the Energy Security and Green Economy Bill will be the implementation of the “Green deal” to deliver energy efficiency to homes and business, delivering a framework including potential incentives to energy suppliers and households that will transform the provision of energy efficiency in the United Kingdom by enabling a ‘pay as you save’ approach.
It may also introduce powers to regulate the emissions from coal fired power stations and put in place a framework to guide the development of a smart grid that will revolutionise the management of supply and demand for electricity. In terms of a timeframe, the Government has indicated that the Bill is likely to be published later this year.
Thank you again for taking the time to contact me.
James Duddridge MP