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Carbon Emissions

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when her Department began to measure its carbon emissions; what the volume of those emissions was in the last period for which figures are available; when her Department started to offset those emissions; what the cost is expected to be of offsetting her Department's emissions in 2006-07; and if she will make a statement. (116397)

The Department fist measured its carbon emissions for energy in 1999-2000 and transport in 2004-05. In 2005-06 the Department's emissions for energy and transport totalled 800,775 kilograms of carbon. The Department is currently supplied with 100 per cent. renewable energy. DCMS policy is to encourage its bodies to give sustainable development a high priority. The Department is developing a carbon culture scheme to promote energy efficiency and carbon trading across DCMS and its sponsored bodies.