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Departments: Renewable Energy

Volume 459: debated on Thursday 3 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much energy in kilowatt hours was purchased by his Department from renewable sources in the most recent year for which figures are available. (134997)

The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs purchased a total of 45,968,886 kilowatt hours from renewable sources in 2005-06. This equates to 63 per cent. of its total electricity and 27 per cent. of its total energy consumed.

Cross Government targets mandate Departments to source at least 10 per cent. of their electricity from renewable sources by 2008.