§ Mr. Flynn
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether his Department will have any responsibility to promote(a) combined heat and power stations, (b) the use of combustible waste as fuel and (c) industrial energy efficiency programmes following the abolition of the Department of Energy.
§ Mr. Maclean
The Department is now responsible for the work of the Energy Efficiency Office.
Energy Efficiency Office programmes relevant to industry are: the best practice programme covering research, development, demonstration and dissemination of energy technologies in the industrial, commercial and buildings sectors, including the promotion of all types of combined heat and power plant; the energy management assistance scheme (EMAS) for organisations with fewer than 500 employees; and the "Making a Corporate Commitment" campaign which is aimed at chairman and directors in industry, commerce and public sector organisations.
Primary responsibility for the use of combustible waste as fuel now rests with the Department of Trade and Industry.