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Departmental Internet

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 9 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the cost was of maintaining his Department’s website in the 2008-09 financial year; and what the forecast cost is of maintaining websites within his responsibility in the 2009-10 financial year. (302415)

The Department of Energy and Climate Change was created on 3 October 2008, and its official corporate website was launched on 23 February 2009:

The cost of developing and maintaining the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s website in the 2008-09 financial year was: £58,874.00

The forecast costs of maintaining websites within the Secretary of State’s responsibility in the 2009-10 financial year are: £883,726.

This includes the forecast costs for the Department’s corporate site:

Act on CO2:

the Government’s energy and climate change advice website to help people reduce their carbon footprint, ActOnCopenhagen:

HMG’s official website for activities in the lead up to and during global climate change negotiations in Copenhagen, December 2009, as well as the websites listed as follows:

(National Policy Statements consultation site)

(Boiler efficiency database)

(Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Carbon Abatement Technologies Demonstration Programme)

(The Bio-energy Capital Grants Scheme)

(CHP Focus—Combined Heat and Power)

(Quality assurance for Combined Heat and Power)

(Committee on Radioactive Waste Management)

(Electricity Networks Strategy Group)

(Oil and Gas Portal)

(DECC Energy Infrastructure Portal)

Planning Renewables website

(The Renewables Advisory Board (RAB))

(DECC’s UK Renewables Service)

(website providing key advice to the UK Government on avoiding dangerous climate change)