Departmental Carbon Emissions

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 8th March 2012.

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Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what reduction in carbon dioxide emissions his Department has made under the 10:10 initiative.

Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Department for Work and Pensions did not sign up to the 10:10 initiative. However, it exceeded the target set by the Prime Minister on 14 May 2010 for Central Government Departments to cut carbon emissions from energy usage by 10% in 12 months, delivering a 14.2% reduction between May 2010 and May 2011.

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