My Department currently sources 13 per cent. of its electricity from renewable sources and this figure is set to rise as part of the strategy to move all sites on to the Office of Government Commerce by solutions (OGCbs) energy provision framework contract.
The strategy to increase energy efficiency by 15 per cent. per m2 by 2010 and 30 per cent. by 2020 relative to 1999-2000 levels includes energy surveys of buildings, introduction of low-cost and no-cost measures and training staff in good energy housekeeping measures. Work to re-baseline the Department’s 1999-2000 levels is to be undertaken following the take-up of non-central Government sites in March 2005.