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Energy: Electricity

Volume 712: debated on Tuesday 14 July 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government, with reference to the review by the National Audit Office of the data collected by the Building Research Establishment and published in March 2007 by the Sustainable Development Commission, whether in 2008 departments achieved the target, set in 2004 and reiterated in 2006, for at least 10 per cent of their electricity to be from renewable sources. [HL3628]

The Government have met their target to source at least 10 per cent of electricity from renewables by 31 March 2008. The 2007-08 performance data, published by the Sustainable Development Commission in December 2008, showed that 22 per cent of the Government's electricity was derived from renewable sources. A copy of departments' individual performances has been deposited in the Library of the House.