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Departments: Carbon Emissions

Volume 461: debated on Monday 18 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what methodology is used by his Department to account for its carbon emissions. (140785)

The Department uses the guidelines for “Company Reporting on Greenhouse Gas Emissions” produced by DEFRA. These guidelines provide a set formula for calculation of carbon emissions from a variety of activities listed within the guidelines schedule.

To demonstrate the commitment and achievement in carbon reduction, up to year end March 2006, the Department and its executive agencies have made a 17 per cent. reduction since the base year 1999-2000, as published by BRE.