§ Jonathan Shaw
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the benefits of excess combined heat and power being exported between company sites. 
§ Mr. Bradshaw
[holding answer 14 October 2003]The export of excess good quality combined heat and power between company sites provides benefits to security of supply, carbon emission savings and costs. In 2002, the export of CHP to companies within the same group and to other companies is estimated to have saved up to 1 million tonnes of carbon. The financial benefit provided by exemption from the climate change levy of power outputs for those good quality CHP exports was up to £15 million in 2002.