HC Deb 18 July 2001 vol 372 cc272-3W
Mr. Don Foster

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what her policy is on assets purchased by a utility company in order to deliver its commitment under the Energy Efficiency Commitment; and to whom and in what manner the assets should accrue. [4408]

Mr. Meacher

I have been asked to reply.

Under the proposed Energy Efficiency Commitment for 2002–05, electricity and gas suppliers will be required to meet energy efficiency targets. It is proposed that companies should be free to develop schemes to meet their targets in the most cost-effective way. I propose to issue a consultation paper on the commitment in the summer.