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Energy Efficiency

Volume 406: debated on Monday 9 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what targets her Department has for improving energy efficiency; and how she intends to achieve these targets. [116645]

Details of environmental policies and targets are posted on the Department's website. In common with all Government Departments DCMS has an interim target of 1 per cent. reduction in (weather-corrected) CO2 emissions from the estate, relative to a base year of 1999–2000. New cross-government targets will be agreed, based on benchmark ing the performance of individual buildings, where possible by the end of this year. An established Environmental Management System will enable the Department to identify best options and methods for seeking a continual improvement (reduction) in energy use and emissions.