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Renewable Energy

Volume 400: debated on Wednesday 26 February 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what changes in unit payments for electricity have resulted from the switch by his Department to purchasing renewable energy which is exempt from the Climate Change Levy. [96482]

The Department first purchased renewable energy for consumption in its London headquarters buildings from October 2001. The current average unit charge for renewable electricity on the estate, compared to the average unit price charged prior to October 2001, shows a reduction of around 10 per cent.