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Ministry of Defence: Renewable Energy

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 5th June 2020.

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Photo of Lord Touhig Lord Touhig Shadow Spokesperson (Defence)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what change there has been in the proportion of energy used by the Ministry of Defence that is drawn from renewable sources since 2010.

Photo of Baroness Goldie Baroness Goldie Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Data on renewable energy consumed by the Defence Estate is not held centrally. The proportion of electricity used by the Department, drawn through the GB National Grid, from renewable sources has increased from 2.97% in 2010 to 32% in 2020.

The Department recognises its contribution is vital in the UK's response to bring greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. As such, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has launched a Climate Change and Sustainability Review. The Review is currently at the scoping stage; setting the ambition, refreshing the baseline and establishing the MODs route to net zero. The Review aims to have a clear response plan in place by the end of 2020.

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