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Energy Consumption

Volume 450: debated on Friday 20 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the Department’s annual consumption of (a) electricity, (b) gas, (c) oil and (d) vehicle fuel was in each of the last five years; and how much was spent on each in each year. (90318)

The Ministry of Defence’s annual expenditure on and consumption of electricity, gas, heating oil and vehicle fuel in each of the last five years are detailed in the following tables.

Expenditure

£ million

Description

Electricity

Gas

Heating oil

Vehicle fuel

Unites States forces—utilities consumption

2001-02

107

57

21

7

2002-03

92

56

26

8

2003-04

98

53

21

1

2004-05

114

69

25

2

2005-06

141

100

31

64

3

Consumption

kWh (weather corrected)

Electricity

Gas

Heating Oil

Vehicle Fuel

2001-02

1,894,069,084

3,653,202,681

1,305,509,870

2002-03

1,995,090,434

3,753,324,853

1,213,570,915

2003-04

2,056,585,715

3,920,001,868

1,127,825,674

67,367,116

2004-05

2,012,300,237

4,162,748,822

1,138,636,804

70,046,299

2005-06

68,315,579

Defence Fuels Group only holds financial information for vehicle fuel for the last financial year and does not hold consumption figures for 2001-02 and 2002-03.

The finalised 2005-06 consumption figures for electricity, gas and heating oil are not yet available. However, they will be published later this year in the Sustainable Development Commission’s Sustainable Development in Government Report, a copy of which will be placed in the Library of the House.