Department for Transport: Energy Supply

Department for Transport written question – answered on 2nd October 2019.

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Photo of Nicholas Dakin Nicholas Dakin Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which provider supplies energy to his Department; how much CO2 was emitted through his Department’s energy consumption in the latest period for which figures are available; whether the criteria his Department uses to selecting an energy supplier includes how environmentally friendly the supplier is; and what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce CO2 emissions from its energy use.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The total emissions from energy use for the Department for Transport as reported in the 2018-19 Greening Government Commitments amounts to 88,292.68 tCO2e (tCO2e = tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents).

The Department has taken a number of measures to reduce emissions from its energy use including:

Moving to LED lighting when offices are refurbished or lighting systems are beyond economical repair;

Consolidating our estate holdings wherever possible;

Introducing renewable energy sources where it is feasible and economical to do so; and

Improved energy efficiency of street lighting

A number of different Crown Commercial Services suppliers provide energy to the Department for Transport. This is procured directly by the Crown Commercial Services and the Department for Transport has no involvement in the selection process.

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