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Energy Conservation

Volume 21: debated on Tuesday 30 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what rate of return on investment he seeks to achieve for energy conservation measures within buildings under his control.

All energy conservation measures within buildings which are the responsibility of the Property Services Agency have to be fully cost effective. There is no minimum rate of return but, at present, the majority of schemes have a payback period of up to five years.