Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy

(asked on 30th June 2021) - View Source

Question to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy:

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of his Department's energy usage in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021.

Answered by
Amanda Solloway Portrait
Amanda Solloway
Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
This question was answered on 9th July 2021

The table below shows the cost of energy usage at the Department’s headquarters building at 1 Victoria Street, London.












The increase in the cost of gas in 2020 reflects a requirement to increase the flow of fresh air into the building as part of our COVID measures.

The increase in fresh air circulation lowered temperatures in the building, which had to be balanced by increased heating.

a 2021 includes energy costs from January to May inclusive

b 2019 gas cost includes an estimate for February

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