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Departmental Energy

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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. (317203)

Since the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) was created in May 2007, the estimated reported amount of energy used in MOJ and its agencies and the cost is:

Energy consumption 2007-08 kWh

Cost 2007-08 (£)

Energy consumption 2008-09 kWh

Cost 2008-09 (£)

Total

1,797,466,581

79,056,169.68

1,764,553,696

105,493,183

http://www.sd-commission.org.uk/publications.php?id=848

Central Government Departments and their executive agencies had a target to source at least 10 per cent. of electricity from renewables by 31 March 2008. The proportion of energy generated from renewable sources for MOJ and its agencies was 8 per cent. in 2007-08. MOJ sourced 20 per cent. of its energy from renewable sources during 2008-09.

Published data for 2007-08 can be found at:

http://www.sd-commission.org.uk/publications.php?id=849

Published data for 2008-09 can found at:

http://www.ogc.gov.uk/sustainable_development_in_ government_chp_consumption_and_ renewables.asp