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Departmental Carbon Emissions

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for how long her Department has followed the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Management programme. (269287)

Communities and Local Government signed up to the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Management Programme in April 2006. Since then, the Department has continued to work with the Carbon Trust to identify opportunities to reduce further carbon emissions.

In 2007-08, the Department reduced its electricity and gas consumption in its main headquarter building by 22 per cent. and 37 per cent., respectively, compared to 2006-07.