Carbon saving statistics for Sheffield

Cheryl Ladding made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Department of Energy and Climate Change

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Dear Department of Energy and Climate Change,

Please confirm on a monthly basis what CO2 savings have been recorded by the DECC for the cladded insulation scheme in Sheffield for the Lansdowne and Hanover estates?

Please give statistics for both estates?

How much funding in total has SCC and their Almo been awarded to deliver energy saving advice?

How much CESP funding has been delivered for
a) The Lansdowne/Hanover estate?
b) For other areas of Sheffield?

How far is Sheffield from reaching its carbon reduction target?

How many Green Deal asessments have been done in Sheffield?
How many Green DEal assessments have been done nationwide?

Did the Green Deal officially begin in October, or is it January 28th?

Are you considering extending CESP in preference to the Green Deal?

Yours faithfully,

Cheryl Ladding

FOI Requests,

1 Atodiad

DECC Ref: 13/0099


Dear Ms Ladding,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 18
January 2013. Your request has been passed on to the appropriate
official at the Department of Energy and Climate Change to deal with.

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Egerton Paul (Green Deal), Department of Energy and Climate Change

2 Atodiad

Dear Ms Ladding

 

Please find attached, a response to your request for information dated 18
January 2013.

 

 

[1]DECC Logo

Paul Egerton

& Department of Energy and Climate Change,      
+      3 Whitehall Place, London  SW1A 2AW
(      0300 068 5157 

:       [2][email address].uk    

 

The Green Deal lets you pay for some or all of the cost of energy-saving
property improvements, like insulation, over time through savings on your
energy bills.

If you are a householder or business interested in making energy-saving
improvements to your property, begin your journey on
[3]www.gov.uk/greendeal

If you represent a business interested in participating in the Green Deal
- as an Assessor, Provider or Installer visit [4]www.decc.gov.uk/orb

 

 

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Dear Egerton Paul (Green Deal),
I am unable to understand or read the 99k document you sent which I assume is with regard to Sheffield.
Could you please send it in a readable and understandable format.

Yours sincerely,

Cheryl Ladding

Egerton Paul (Green Deal), Department of Energy and Climate Change

I am on annual leave, back on Wed 20th Feb.  If you need a response,
please try my colleague Cathal McSweeney E.mail:
[email address] Tel 0300 068 6792

 

Otherwise messages will be accessed upon my return

 

Paul

 

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Egerton Paul (Green Deal), Department of Energy and Climate Change

Dear Ms Ladding

I am appending below, the text of the message sent.

Paul Egerton

Ms Cheryl Ladding
[FOI #146171 email]



Your ref:
Our ref: EIR 13/0099
13 February 2013

Dear Ms Ladding

RE: Carbon Saving Statistics for Sheffield

Thank you for your email dated 18 January requesting details of CESP funding within Sheffield.

We have considered your request in accordance with the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIRs) as the information you sought disclosure of, does in our view, fall within the definition of ‘environmental information’ as stated in EIRs.

As I indicated in response to an earlier request that you submitted on 20 May 2012, DECC does not hold the information you have requested.

CESP closed on 31 December 2012, but under the scheme, energy suppliers were required to report details of schemes and measures installed to the regulator, Ofgem. . Ofgem reports on supplier progress against CESP targets and details are published on their website at http://www.ofgem.gov.uk/Sustainability/E....
Whilst Ofgem are responsible for approving individual schemes, they do not hold powers under the enabling legislation to collect details of the amount of subsidy paid by energy suppliers and generators towards individual projects. This is a commercial matter between individual suppliers and their contractors. Neither does Government hold this information.

CESP has not been extended. A new obligation, the Energy Company Obligation, came into effect on 1 January ensuring that there was no hiatus in the installation of energy efficiency measures. ECO has three different sub-targets namely, Affordable Warmth, Carbon and Community Energy Saving and will focus primarily on providing extra help towards the cost of installing solid wall and hard-to-treat cavity wall insulation. ECO will run alongside and support the Green Deal which commenced on 29 January 2013.

You also ask about Sheffield’s carbon reduction target. I am advised that there is no central Government target set for Sheffield, so you would be advised to address your request to Sheffield City Council https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/.

Lastly, you ask about the number of Green Deal assessments undertaken in Sheffield and nationwide. We are unable to publish information at this point, as it is still in the course of development. However, the intention is to publish this information soon on the Gov.UK website. Therefore, this information is being withheld as we consider it to be exempt from disclosure under regulation 12(4)(d) (outlined below) of the EIRs because it relates to incomplete data.

12 (4) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(a), a public authority may refuse to disclose information to the extent that—
(d) the request relates to material which is still in the course of completion, to unfinished documents or to incomplete data;
Regulation 12 exceptions are subject to the public interest test. In considering the public interest, we have weighed up:
• whether the public interest in maintaining the exemption is greater than the public interest in providing the information, versus
• the timing of the release of the information where the planned date of publication is near in the future

Accordingly we have considered the public interest test in respect of this information and we have applied a presumption in favour of disclosure as required by regulation 12(2) of the EIRs.
In taking this decision we have recognised the public interest in disclosure of the information and acknowledge that there may be some interest in that information being available sooner. However, it is not in the public interest if information is released prematurely and out of context. Releasing information prematurely and without the benefit of the necessary analysis or consideration has the potential to mislead the public. This could create the burden of additional and unnecessary administration, and more importantly, mismanagement of the flow of information. It is in the public interest to ensure that information is managed effectively. On this basis, it is not in the public interest to release the information that you have requested at this time.

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Yours sincerely,

Paul Egerton
Green Deal : Accreditation and Frameworks Team

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