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Departmental Electricity

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the percentage of electricity used by his Department which was derived from renewable sources in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08. (280921)

The following table provides a breakdown for what percentage of renewable energy was consumed in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08 by the Department, as previously reported:

Electricity derived from renewable sources

Percentage

2006-07

29.6

2007-08

66

The data cover some business areas that are now part of Ministry of Justice.

Central Government Departments and their executive agencies are required to report performance data on their energy consumption for their office estate annually as part of the Sustainable Development in Government (SDiG) reporting process.

The latest assessment of Government's performance against these targets was published by the Sustainable Development Commission on 12 December 2008:

http://www.sd-commission.org.uk/sdig2008/