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Departmental Energy

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much (a) electricity and (b) gas was used (i) on his Department’s estate and (ii) by his Department’s agencies in each year from 2004-05 to 2008-09. (280524)

Central Government Departments and their Executive agencies report performance data on their energy consumption from their offices annually as part of the Sustainable Development in Government (SDiG) reporting process.

For the properties that we collect data and report on, the electricity and gas use is as follows:

kWh

2005-06 (Baseline)

2006-07

2007-08

Core1

Electricity

48,715,675

49,986,978

46,319,546

Gas

21,020,944

20,731,269

15,863,319

Agency2

Electricity

3,340,052

3,765,290

3,505,445

Gas

3,415,074

3,210,571

2,808,985

Total

Electricity

52,055,727

53,752,268

49,824,991

Gas

24,436,018

23,941,840

18,672,304

1 Core includes Home Office, UKBA and Home Office Scientific Development Branch.

2 Agency includes Identity and Passport Service.