Renewable Energy expenditure

The request was refused by Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Dear Department of Energy and Climate Change,

Please could you tell me the total amount spent by the UK Government on Renewable Energy since 1950. This includes research, employees salaries, the implementation and operation of any schemes.

Yours faithfully,

Blaise Kelly

FOI Requests,

Ref: 10/1308

Dear Blaise Kelly,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 7 June.
Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official at the
Department of Energy and Climate Change to deal with.

Best wishes,
Information Rights Unit

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Farrow Julie (Office for Renewable Energy Deployment), Department of Energy and Climate Change

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Dear Blaise Kelly

Please find attached a letter relating to your request under the Freedom
of Information Act.

<<FoI 10 1308 Blaise Kelly - request to refine.doc>>

Regards

Julie Farrow

Julie Farrow
Strategy & Delivery Team, Office for Renewable Energy Deployment (ORED)
Department of Energy and Climate Change
Area 4A
3 Whitehall Place
London SW1A 2HD

tel: 0300 068 5804
email: [email address]

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Dear Farrow Julie (Office for Renewable Energy Deployment),

To enable you to proceed further I would like to refine my request to:

Total expenditure on Solar thermal research between 1st January 1980 and 31st December 1990.

Yours sincerely,

Blaise Kelly

Farrow Julie \(Office for Renewable Energy Deployment\), Department of Energy and Climate Change

I out of the office on Friday 11 June and will not be picking up my
emails.

If you need an urgent response please contact Jo Guthrie
([email address]). Otherwise, I will respond to your email
when I'm back in the office.

Julie Farrow
Strategy & DeliveryTeam
ORED

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FOI Requests,

Ref: 10/1473

Dear Blaise Kelly,

Thank you for your clarifying your request for information which was
received on 21 June. Your request has been passed on to the appropriate
official at the Department of Energy and Climate Change to deal with.

Best wishes,
Information Rights Unit

Information Rights Unit | Department for Business, Innovation & Skills |
Bay 351, 66-74 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6SW | [1]www.bis.gov.uk

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is building a
dynamic and competitive UK economy by creating the conditions for business
success; promoting innovation, enterprise and science; and giving everyone
the skills and opportunities to succeed. To achieve this we will foster
world-class universities and promote an open global economy. BIS -
Investing in our future

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Dear FOI Requests,

I have yet to recieve a response to this query. By law a response should normally have been recieved by the 19th July 2010.

Yours sincerely,

Blaise Kelly

Bailey Alison \(Energy Efficiency & Consumers\), Department of Energy and Climate Change

FOI ref No: 10/1473

Dear Blaise Kelly

Thank you for your email of 19 June 2010, which was a follow up to our
response of 17 June for case 10/1308. You requested the following
information:

Total expenditure on solar thermal research between 1st January 1980 and
31st December 1990.

From our preliminary assessment, it is clear that we will not be able to
answer your request without further clarification.  Under section 1(3) of
the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), a public authority need not comply
with a request unless any further information reasonably required to
locate the information is supplied. If a request is too broad or general
in nature, then public authorities have a duty to provide advice and
assistance to the applicant in order to focus the request.

We have conducted enquiries and this request dates back to a period
covered by hard copy files. To provide you with the information on the
scale that you have requested would not be possible, without knowing the
relevant file registry numbers. We are also unable to ascertain whether
the information ever existed on file. If it did, it is likely that some of
the information, dating from before 1982, has already been destroyed. We
would not now be able track Department of Energy staff, still employed,
who worked on these issues, and if we were, they are unlikely to be able
to give us the relevant information, if it exists.

Section 12 of the Act makes provision for public authorities to refuse
requests for information where the cost of dealing with them would exceed
the appropriate limit, which for central government is set at £600. This
represents the estimated cost of one person spending 3.5 working days in
determining whether the department holds the information, locating,
retrieving and extracting the information.

We estimate that it will take us in excess of 3.5 working days to
determine appropriate material and locate, retrieve and extract the
information in reference to your request. Therefore, your request will not
be processed further.

You may wish to refine your request by narrowing its scope by being more
specific about what information you particularly wish to obtain, including
any dates or period of time relevant to the information required.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to the Department.

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF

Yours sincerely,

Alison Bailey

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Bailey Alison \(Energy Efficiency & Consumers\), Department of Energy and Climate Change

Bailey Alison (Energy Efficiency & Consumers) would like to recall the
message, "FOI request 10/1473".

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