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House of Commons Hansard
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Departmental Energy
01 March 2010
Volume 506
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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the estimated (a) amount and (b) cost was of energy used in his Department 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. [317234]

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The Wales Office holds records on energy usage since 2006-07; on the cost of electricity from 2002-03; and on the cost of other fuels since 2005-06. The available information is given in the following tables. Figures before these periods are not held centrally and can be compiled only at disproportionate cost.

Energy used

Electricity (kwh)

Other fuels (kw)

2006-07

65,233

105,430

2007-08

69,780

58,980

2008-09

68,291

74,080

Estimated cost

Electricity (£)

Other fuels (£)

2002-03

14,440.37

2003-04

9,180.72

2004-05

4,368.05

2005-06

4,132.43

8,505.35

2006-07

8,054.06

15,586.45

2007-08

4,007.14

13,746.23

2008-09

7,415.72

8,531.26

In 2003-04 and 2004-05, 10 per cent. of the Department's electricity was derived from renewable sources. Since 2005-06 this has risen to 100 per cent.