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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, 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 select 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.
Type of Energy
Name of Supplier/s
Electricity (metered non-half hourly)
British Gas Business
Electricity (metered half hourly)
Flogas and Calor
Gas in Northern Ireland
Electricity in Northern Ireland
Veridian trading as Energia
Certas Energy UK Ltd
Certas Energy UK Ltd trading as Scottish Fuels
Highland Fuels Ltd
Standard Fuel Oils Ltd
The latest published Greening Government Commitment figures for MOD CO2 emissions are for 2018/19 and cover the UK estate. 827,829 tonnes of CO2 were emitted in that year. This represented a 42% reduction against a 2009/10 baseline, compared to a 2020 target of 40%.
The criteria used to select energy suppliers, is set by Crown Commercial Services.
The MOD has taken a number of steps to reduce CO2 emissions including: