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Departments: Renewable Energy

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much energy in kilowatt hours was purchased by her Department from renewable sources in the most recent year for which figures are available. (134993)

In the year 2005-061, the amount of energy purchased from renewable sources by Communities and Local Government was as follows:

Renewable energy purchased

Kilowatt hours

Headquarter buildings




This answer does not include the buildings occupied by Government offices, who carry out functions on behalf of 10 Government Departments.

Departments are mandated to source at least 10 per cent. of electricity from renewable sources by March 2008.

Data relating to the Department’s energy consumption and its performance against all the Government estate sustainable operations targets is available in the Sustainable Development Commission’s Sustainable Development in Government (SDiG) Report 2006 found at:

1 Figures are yet to be fully collated for 2006-07 due to electricity billing arrangements.