Dáil Éireann - Volume 649 - 04 March, 2008
Written Answers. - Energy Conservation.
Deputy Andrew Doyle Deputy Andrew Doyle
Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Transport the measures being taken by his Department and its agencies to reduce their carbon footprint in 2007/2008. [9448/08]
Deputy Noel Dempsey Deputy Noel Dempsey
Deputy Noel Dempsey: I am advised that the buildings used to accommodate the offices of my Department are included in a scheme of ongoing monitoring and evaluation of their level energy useage. The objective of this exercise, operated under the aegis of the Office of Public Works (OPW), is to achieve a significant (15%) reduction in energy usage in the present year.
In addition, my Department is in discussion with the OPW regarding the procurement of environmentally friendly electricity for its offices.
Dáil Éireann 649 Written Answers. Energy Conservation.