On 12 June 2006 the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs announced a set of sustainable operations targets for the Government Estate. These targets included mandating Government Departments to source at least 10 per cent. of electricity from renewable sources, such as wind, wave, tidal, solar, thermal and photovoltaics (PVs), by March 2008.
During 2005-06 DWP sourced 206,087,269 kilowatt hours of electricity from renewable sources. This equates to 62.9 per cent. of the total DWP consumption of 327,460,763 kilowatt hours of electricity during the year.