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Departmental Energy

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the estimated (a) amount and (b) cost was of energy used in his Department and its agencies in each year since 1997; what proportion of the energy used was generated from renewable sources in each of those years; and if he will make a statement. (317235)

The MOD total energy consumption, spend and proportion of energy used generated from renewable sources is shown in the following table:

Financial year

Consumption (kWh)—weather corrected

Cost (£ million)

Percentage generated from renewables

2008-09

5,994,113,743

345

10

2007-08

6,222,357,786

307

8

2006-07

6,313,429,656

319

9

2005-06

6,440,586,442

291

6

2004-05

7,587,922,256

241

6

2003-04

6,796,490,248

220

1

2002-03

6,645,837,501

223

1

2001-02

6,784,279,754

234

1

2000-01

5,403,345,255

240

1

1999-2000

2,439,054,321

231

1

1 Data not held

Data on energy consumption prior to 1999-2000 are not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Similarly data on the amount of energy generated from renewable sources prior to 2004-05 are not held.