Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Energy

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 16th November 2018.

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Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration, Asylum and Border Control)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) his Department, (ii) the Forestry Commission, (iii) the Water Services Regulation Authority, (iv) the Animal and Plant Health Agency, (v) the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, (vi) the Rural Payments Agency, (vii) the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, (viii) the Consumer Council for Water, (ix) the Environment Agency, (x) the Marine Management Organisation and (xi) Natural England in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration, Asylum and Border Control)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what was the cost was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) his Department, (ii) the Forestry Commission, (iii) the Water Services Regulation Authority, (iv) the Animal and Plant Health Agency, (v) the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, (vi) the Rural Payments Agency, (vii) the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, (viii) the Consumer Council for Water, (ix) the Environment Agency, (x) the Marine Management Organisation and (xi) Natural England in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Defra Group Energy usage and total cost is published each year as part of our Annual Report and Accounts: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/defras-annual-report-and-accounts-2017-to-2018

Table 1, attached, is an extract of the sustainability section and is our Greening Government Commitment performance which includes the following bodies:

  • Core Defra

The costs cited include the costs of energy and non-energy related costs such as meter reading fees, regulatory charges etc.

The Water Services Regulation Authority and the Consumer Council for Water are below exemption criteria for reporting this information under the Greening Government Commitments:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/585344/greening-government-commitments-overview-reporting-requirements-2016-2020.pdf

Table 1 for PQs 188851 188852 (Excel SpreadSheet, 14.53 KB)

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