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Energy Company Obligation

Question for Department for Energy and Climate Change

UIN 204406, tabled on 8 July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps he plans to take to ensure the delivery in rural areas of the 15 per cent proportion of the carbon saving community obligation; and if he will make a statement.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

15 July 2014

On 5 March, the Department launched a consultation on the future of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). The consultation included a proposal designed to increase the delivery of the rural sub-target. The proposal is intended to make the rural sub-target easier to deliver for obligated suppliers by simplifying the rural eligibility criteria to ensure a greater number of households will be eligible to receive support.

The Department will publish the Government response to the consultation shortly.

Answered by

Department for Energy and Climate Change
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