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Departmental Electricity Charges

Volume 401: debated on Wednesday 19 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 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. [96486]

The Department for Work and Pensions currently has 17.5 per cent. of its total electricity requirements supplied from renewable sources that are exempt from the climate change levy. There has been no increase in the unit payment for this renewable energy over the price of brown supplies, including the climate change levy.