To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the recommendation of the Competition and Markets Authority in its Energy Market Investigation report, published on 8 July 2016, that the Government should undertake and consult on a clear and thorough assessment of the appropriate allocation of technologies and CfD budgets between pots, what estimate he has made of the implications of that recommendation for his policy on holding an allocation round for pot two technologies without allocating a budget for pot one technologies.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
5 January 2017
The Government is carefully considering the recommendations of the Competition and Markets Authority.
Running competitive allocation processes to drive down the costs of decarbonisation is a key part of delivering the best deal to consumers; the first competitive allocation round secured savings of about 20% against the administrative strike prices. We will set out our plans for Pot 1 in due course.