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Departmental Energy Policy

Volume 454: debated on Thursday 14 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to ensure that his Department becomes carbon neutral. (105703)

On 12 June my right hon. Friends, the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs announced new sustainable operations targets for the Government estate. The new targets include a commitment for a carbon-neutral central Government office estate by 2012 and to reduce carbon emissions from offices by 30 per cent. by 2020.

The Department has already initiated a number of energy efficient measures across the estate and is in the process of developing action plans which will address these new targets.