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Departmental Carbon Emissions

Volume 507: debated on Wednesday 17 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the amount of carbon dioxide emissions from his Department's buildings in each year since 2005. (316795)

Central Government Departments and their Executive agencies report carbon dioxide emission data from their offices annually as part of the Sustainable Development in Government (SDiG) reporting process. The latest assessment of government's performance against these targets was published by the Sustainable Development Commission on 18 December 2009

http://www.sd-commission.org.uk/soge2009/

The following table provides a breakdown for carbon dioxide emissions from offices in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07, (c) 2007-08 and (d) 2008-09 by the Department, as previously reported:

Carbon dioxide emissions (tonnes of CO2)

2005-06

28,981

2006-07

38,889

2007-08

40,353

2008-09

31,276