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Carbon-neutral Operations

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 29 November 2007

16. To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to make the operations of his Department carbon neutral. (169078)

The Treasury is committed to meeting the Government's target to become carbon neutral by 2012, and annually publishes its strategy for reducing its environmental impact.

The Department has reduced carbon emissions from its office estate by 19.5 per cent. since 1999-2000, sources all electricity from renewable sources, and off-sets departmental air travel.

The Treasury will continue to take action to reduce emissions. Opportunities to offset emissions will be explored once levels have been reduced as much as possible