Written answers

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation

Energy Resources

5:00 am

Photo of Richard BrutonRichard Bruton (Dublin North Central, Fine Gael)
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Question 291: To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation the estimated energy use of his Department in the years 2008 and 2009 and to date in 2010; the total cost of that energy use in each of those years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44937/10]

Photo of Batt O'KeeffeBatt O'Keeffe (Minister, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment; Cork North West, Fianna Fail)
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The estimated energy use of my Department and the Offices of my Department (with the exception of the National Employment Rights Authority, the Labour Court and the Labour Relations Commission for whom figures are not available) for the years 2008, 2009 and to date in 2010 and the total cost of that energy use in each of those years is contained in the table below.

200820092010 to date
Energy use in kWh4,631,0003,950,0003,322,000
Costâ'¬438,000â'¬350,000â'¬303,000

The energy usage by my Department and the Offices of my Department is kept under regular review to ensure the cost of same is kept to the minimum.

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