Don Foster MP

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Don Foster seconds EDM 2307 - MICRO COMBINED HEAT AND POWER

Don Foster MP has seconded EDM 2307 on Micro combined heat and power. The EDM reads:

That this House notes that micro combined heat and power (mCHP) has the potential for significant reductions to household carbon dioxide emissions and fuel bills; further notes that the vast majority of residential heating systems according to the Renewable Heat Incentive’s Regulatory Impact Assessment and the Fourth Carbon Budget report will continue to be gas fired for at least a further two decades; further notes that most of the world’s technology and manufacturing development for mCHP is currently based in the UK with consequent opportunities for considerable exports, and so welcomes the warm words of the Minister for Climate Change about mCHP during the proceedings of the Public Bill Committee on the Energy Bill [Lords] of 21 June 2011, written evidence, columns 444-6, and his statement that his Department has `progressed the agenda’ and `that the industry will be presenting Government with proposals for progressing this technology’, 18 October 2011, Official Report, columns 804-5W; further notes that eight leading companies in the industry have now declared their joint vision for a large increase in the number of installations by 2020; and calls on the Government to bring forward policies to achieve that objective and to produce a report within one year of its vision for this important technology.