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Education written question – answered on 2nd July 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 Education which energy supplier supplies his Department with (a) gas and (b) electricity.

Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The Department for Education procures its energy supplies through the Government Procurement Service's (formerly Buying Solutions) framework agreement. The framework suppliers are:

EDF Energy—half hourly metered electricity;

British Gas Business—non-half hourly metered electricity; and

Corona Energy—gas.

The Department utilises all three of suppliers across its estate.

The Department also uses E.ON for its electricity supplies for its property in Histon. The energy provision for this site is currently being transferred to the Government Procurement Service's framework agreement.

Since its formation the Department has achieved significant reductions in its energy consumption. Between May 2010-11 and 2011-12 these reductions were 7% in electricity and 32% in gas consumption.

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