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Departments: Renewable Energy

Volume 461: debated on Friday 15 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much energy in kilowatt hours was purchased by his Department from renewable sources in the most recent year for which figures are available. (142205)

83,176 kilowatt hours—100 per cent. of the energy purchased by the Wales Office was from renewable sources in this current year.

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what his strategy is for renewable energy and meeting energy targets in departmental buildings; and if he will make a statement. (142208)

The Wales Office, as an associated office of the Ministry of Justice, is included under the Ministry of Justice strategy.

The strategy employed focuses on procuring as much renewable electricity as is feasible.

The strategy deployed to meet the Department’s energy targets is a system of monitoring buildings of similar ages, sizes and functions. We investigate any anomalies in demand. We also invest in energy saving measures in addition, promoting best practice.