Treasury: Energy Supply

Treasury written question – answered on 2nd October 2019.

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Photo of Nicholas Dakin Nicholas Dakin Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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 Simon Clarke Simon Clarke The Exchequer Secretary

The Treasury’s Electricity supplier is EDF and the Gas supplier is Corona. EDF and Corona Energy are the sole suppliers on the Crown Commercial Services Framework for Electricity and Gas respectively. Crown Commercial Services select the energy suppliers for their framework.

CO2 emissions for the period April 2018 to March 2019 were 825 tonnes. Since February 2019, HM Treasury’s electricity supply is backed by certifiable renewable technologies which have a zero emissions rating.

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