HC Deb 10 July 2003 vol 408 c901W
Alan Simpson

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what role she expects micro CHP to play up to 2010 in achieving the planned carbon savings. [123489]

Mr. Bradshaw

New technologies such as micro-CHP which are not yet available commercially have the potential to deliver carbon savings but are not expected to make a significant contribution towards carbon emission reductions up to 2010, although the contribution could be much more significant in the longer term. The 2002 draft CHP Strategy anticipated that micro-CHP may provide 400MW towards achievement of the Government's target of 10,000 MW of installed Good Quality CHP by 2010, but the exact amount of installed capacity will depend on a wide range of variables.