HC Deb 15 June 1979 vol 968 cc359-60W
Mr. Hicks

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is the level of financial assistance currently being made available for research and development on energy-saving projects; if he will list those projects; and if he is satisfied with this level of expenditure.

Mr. Moore

£1.5 million has been allocated for research and development on energy saving projects. Of the amount allocated, approximately £600,000 has so far been committed in the following fields:

  • Heat load density studies
  • Heat pumps
  • Waste heat recovery

The United Kingdom is also participating in the EEC programme on energy conservation resarch and development.

Approximately £½ million is also committed to energy saving projects through the IEA as follows:

  • Heat transfer
  • Heat pump systems
  • Air infiltration

I shall keep under review the level of expenditure in this field.