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Parliament: Renewable Energy

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how much electricity was (a) consumed on and (b) produced from onsite renewable sources on the Parliamentary Estate in each year from 2002 to 2007. (202191)

The quantities of electricity consumed on the House of Commons part of the parliamentary estate in each year from April 2003 to March 2008, derived from invoices, are given as follows. The data for the year 2002-03 are not readily available.

Electricity consumption (kWh)

2003-04

21,439,229

2004-05

21,560,046

2005-06

21,864,974

2006-07

21,928,289

2007-08

21,740,053

No electricity was produced from onsite renewable sources on the parliamentary estate in any year from 2002-08. 10 per cent. of electricity was purchased from offsite renewable sources from 2003 onwards and by April 2007, this had increased to 100 per cent.