HC Deb 23 April 2002 vol 384 cc213-4W
Sue Doughty

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what policy measures, in addition to her Department's capital funding, have been introduced since 1997 to support the development of micro-renewable technologies in the UK; and if she will make a statement. [51510]

Mr. Wilson

In addition to the general support for renewables provided by the Renewables Obligation and Climate Change Levy exemption, there have been a number of initiatives aimed specifically to encourage smaller projects.

In February, I launched the Community Renewables Initiative to encourage community-based renewable energy projects, many of which are likely to be small.