Dáil Éireann - Volume 649 - 04 March, 2008

Written Answers. - Energy Conservation.

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: 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.