Energy Costs APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To promote evidence-based discussion on all aspects of energy costs; to inform energy policy decisions and to enable communications between interested parties and relevant parliamentarians.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Energy Costs

1. Coal Authority financial transactions: August 2020
29/09/2020 - Coal Authority
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Found: Transaction No. Amount Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy The Coal Authority 2020-07-29

2. Green Book supplementary guidance: valuation of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions for appraisal
19/03/2020 - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Found: 2019 VALUATION OF ENERGY USE AND GREENHOUSE GAS Background documentation Energy and GHG appraisal

3. Draft Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Regulations 2021
30/09/2020 - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Found: Impact Assessment of Proposed Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Requirements for Household Refrigeration

4. Improving the energy performance of privately rented homes
30/09/2020 - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Found: September 2020 Improving the Energy Performance of Privately Rented Homes in England and Wales Consultation

5. Ecodesign requirements for external power supplies: draft regulation
03/09/2019 - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Found: Impact Assessment of t he draft Ecodesign for Energy - Related Products (External Power Supplies) 20

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Energy Costs

1. Financial Assistance to Industry
07/12/2020 - General Committees

1: million in respect of compensation for indirect costs of the UK Emissions Trading System or the Carbon - Speech Link
2: million in respect of compensation for indirect costs of the UK Emissions Trading System or the Carbon - Speech Link

2. Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2021
23/02/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: concerning the levies that fund the operational costs budgets for the Low Carbon Contracts Company and - Speech Link

3. Contracts for Difference (Electricity Supplier Obligations) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020
02/07/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: electricity suppliers of an unexpected increase in the costs of the contracts for difference—CfD—scheme as a - Speech Link
2: progress that we in Scotland have made with renewable energy electricity generation. Indeed, it is now reported - Speech Link
3: account be taken of the fact that it is not domestic energy consumption that dropped due to lockdown? Working - Speech Link

4. Local Electricity
10/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: UK has made great strides in decarbonising our energy system, but we still have a very long way to go - Speech Link

5. Dieter Helm Energy Review
24/04/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered the cost of the energy review by Dieter Helm.It is a pleasure to - Speech Link

6. Renewable Energy
05/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: potential of tidal ranges to generate renewable energy, and (2) encourage the private sector to invest - Speech Link
2: imperative that the UK plays to its strengths, and in energy one of its real strengths is the range of its tides - Speech Link
3: renewable energy. I would welcome the Minister’s thoughts on this huge change in the renewable energy landscape - Speech Link

7. Fuel Poverty and Energy Price Caps
19/11/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered fuel poverty and energy price caps.It is a pleasure to serve under - Speech Link

8. Electricity Generation: Local Suppliers
14/10/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: that we transition rapidly to a society powered by energy generated from renewable sources. The Committee - Speech Link
2: hon. Friend agree that to fully realise our local energy-generating potential we must invest in grid-integrated - Speech Link
3: of this renewable energy will be key. These local, community-owned renewable energy projects support local - Speech Link
4: is working closely with Bath and West Community Energy, and such partnerships are incredibly important - Speech Link
5: possess. I have put on record details of one local energy partnership in Cardigan in my constituency that - Speech Link
6: since the 1990s we have seen a transition in how energy and electricity have been generated and transmitted - Speech Link
7: supported by the Government to provide local renewable energy, and that that support should be enhanced as we - Speech Link
8: community-owned energy is quite astounding. A 2014 UK Government report stated that community energy projects - Speech Link

9. Fuel Poverty
11/12/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: the schemes do not reach them. In particular, the energy company obligation—ECO—has completely failed and - Speech Link
2: Government have many different strategies, and energy efficiency measures are one of them. The importance - Speech Link
3: funds are going into domestic fuel poverty and energy efficiency, for the first time in years. In the - Speech Link
4: ambition of improving as many homes as possible to energy performance certificate band C by 2035, wherever - Speech Link
5: that landlords should play a role in upgrading the energy efficiency of the properties they rent out. The - Speech Link

10. Energy White Paper
16/12/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Madam Deputy Speaker, today we have published the energy White Paper setting out how we will power our net - Speech Link
2: lower-income households save up to £600 a year on their energy bills, and it includes extending the warm home - Speech Link
3: heats homes. We will go further, to ensure that the energy system works for consumers. We will introduce competition - Speech Link
4: transport and businesses by publishing the UK’s first energy data strategy in the spring. This will all help - Speech Link
5: reliable and safe energy that, as part of our net zero mix, will help to result in lower costs to consumers - Speech Link
6: help to secure private investment and drive down costs for consumers in the long run. We will continue - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Energy Costs
1. Business: Energy
asked by: Matt Western
22/10/2020
... what recent discussions he has had with manufacturers on energy costs for businesses.

2. Iron and Steel: Energy
asked by: Jessica Morden
24/11/2020
... what steps he is taking to reduce industrial energy costs for UK steel producers.

3. Electricity: Costs
asked by: Nic Dakin
07/01/2019
... if he will make it his policy to place all electricity policy costs into a single levy; and exempt energy intensive industry from those costs.

4. Heating: Rural Areas
asked by: Steve Double
23/07/2019
... (ii) landlords and (iii) businesses.

5. Chemicals: Manufacturing Industries
asked by: Judith Cummins
19/11/2018
... what steps his Department is taking to support the UK chemical industry with energy costs.

Latest Questions
7 Current APPG Officers
Lord Whitty Portrait
Lord Whitty
Co-Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
1 APPG Membership
Social Science and Policy
Lord Palmer Portrait
Lord Palmer
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 7th August 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Deben Portrait
Lord Deben
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Haworth Portrait
Lord Haworth
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 21st July 2016
3 APPG Memberships
Georgia , Mountaineering , Polar Regions
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Alan Brown MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6093.

Email: alan.brown.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Phil Royal, Royal Public Affairs, Glendale, Newton Road, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9BB. Tel: 07788 422 611

Email: phil.royal@btinternet.com

Secretariat:

Royal Public Affairs acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.royalpa.co.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
21 Jan 2020
Source
Royal Public Affairs
Description
Secretariat   From : 21/01/2020 To : 20/01/2021
Value
£16,501
Date
21 Jan 2020
Source
Royal Public Affairs
Description
Secretariat   From : 21/01/2019 To : 20/01/2021
Value
£16,501
Date
29 Jun 2018
Source
Royal Public Affairs
Description
Secretariat   From : 29/06/2018 To : 28/06/2019
Value
£16,501
Date
29 Jun 2017
Source
Royal Public Affairs
Description
Secretariat   From : 29/06/2017 To : 28/06/2018
Value
£16,501
Date
9 Jun 2016
Source
Royal Public Affairs
Description
Secretariat   From : 09/06/2016 To : 10/06/2017
Value
£16,501
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
Royal Public Affairs
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£12,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Energy Costs APPG

Former APPG Officers
Stephen Hepburn Portrait
Stephen Hepburn
Chair & Registered Contact
Independent - Former Member for Jarrow
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
David Mowat Portrait
David Mowat
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Warrington South
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Philip Boswell Portrait
Philip Boswell
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Former Member for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Joined: 21st July 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships