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Departmental Energy

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much (a) electricity, (b) gas and (c) other fuel has been used by (i) his Department and (ii) each of its agencies since its inception. (267329)

The following table gives a breakdown of the energy used by the Department, including its agencies since 2001. As this is consumption data only, it has not been subject to weather correction, and will therefore vary from information published in previous Sustainable Development in Government reports:

Electricity MWh

Gas MWh

Oil MWh

Total MWh

2001-02

248,692

414,295

31,324

694,311

2002-03

290,691

371,096

23,734

685,520

2003-04

329,573

347,023

22,636

699,232

2004-05

328,376

363,437

22,469

714,283

2005-06

327,461

348,472

17,046

692,979

2006-07

328,992

316,398

12,478

657,869

2007-08

287,936

273,905

10,706

572,547

Total

2,141,722

2,434,626

140,393

4,716,741

Additionally, in 2007-08 the Department consumed 39,433 kWh of heat from waste.