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Departmental Energy

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to reduce the amount of energy it wastes. (244611)

This Department supports and aims to meet the Government's targets to reduce carbon emissions and improve the energy efficiency of the Government estate. We have been working with the Carbon Trust to identify energy saving measures, and will shortly be embarking on a Carbon Management Programme throughout our core estate and in our arm’s length bodies.

We have taken part in a number of staff events aimed at encouraging people to save energy, both at work and at home.

We have produced a Green IT Action Plan that includes a roadmap for implementation of the Quick Win energy saving initiatives within the Cabinet Office Greening Government ICT paper.