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Departmental Energy Efficiency

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 18 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the answer of 8 January 2007, Official Report, column 271W, on departmental energy efficiency, what steps he is taking to spread best practice to other Departments and public bodies. (115458)

The Carbon Trust and Energy Saving Trust are Government-funded bodies that are working to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

These bodies work with public sector organisations such as local authorities, schools, the NHS and Government Departments. They spread best practice in both the public and the private sector.

For example, in 2006 the Department of Health, in partnership with the Carbon Trust, published a guide which provides best practice to ensure that everyone involved in managing, procuring and using healthcare buildings and equipment considered the implications of energy use, and it can be found at: