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Departmental Energy

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department has taken to reduce its energy consumption in the last 12 months; and what his Department's expenditure on energy was in (a) the most recent 12 month period for which figures are available and (b) the immediately preceding 12 months. (201744)

The Department has developed an energy strategy with a detailed action plan with key action dates and assigned responsibilities.

As part of the Department's refurbishment of its Headquarters at Cockspur Street we installed energy efficient light fittings. This is 30 per cent. more efficient than previous fittings. The Ground Floor was installed with the manufacturer's advanced light fitting which is 60 per cent. more efficient.

The Department is supplied with 100 per cent. renewable electricity supplied under the OGC Buying Solutions contract.

The Department was accredited to the Carbon Trust administered Energy Efficiency Accreditation Scheme.

Energy expenditure is a follows: