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|Carbon dioxide emissions from international aviation and shipping: 1990-2006
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|million tonnes of CO 2
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment his Department has made of progress towards achieving the goal for the UK to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 20 per cent. on 1990 levels by 2010. 
Joan Ruddock: Our domestic goal of a 20 per cent. reduction in CO2 emissions by 2010, which was always designed to be stretching, looks increasingly difficult to achieve. But we are making definite progress towards it and the projected reduction in CO2 emissions of about 15 per cent. by 2010, including the impact of the EU emissions trading scheme, is testimony to that progress.
The Climate Change Bill requires the independent Committee on Climate Change to advise the Government on whether their advice on the level of the 2008-12 budget, which we will receive on 1 December, is consistent with a 20 per cent. cut in CO2 emissions by 2010.
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what representations he has received on the effectiveness of the Home Carbon Saver scheme, operated by Energy Services; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what (a) Civil Service support and (b) office space will be given to the special representative on carbon trading; and what expenses the representative will be able to claim. 
Joan Ruddock: The special representative on carbon markets, my hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh, North and Leith (Mark Lazarowicz), reports to the Prime Minister through the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and the Financial Services Secretary. The representative receives support from Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) officials and officials in HM Treasury. He is entitled to claim travel and subsistence expenses for any overseas trips made in his capacity as special representative.
|Total production( 1)
|(1) These figures exclude estimates of slurry recovered from ponds, dumps, rivers etc. Source:
Digest of UK Energy Statistics 2008, Table 2.7
Greg Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what offices (a) in London and (b) outside London are used by his Department and its agencies; and what the size is of the floor area of each. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: DECC intends to locate all its London staff at 3 Whitehall place. Its floor area is 5,899 square metres. Atholl house in Aberdeen has a floor space used by DECC of 1,594.14 square metres. Until discussions on the detail of machinery of government changes following the creation of DECC have been concluded, it is not possible to provide a fuller answer on DECC's agencies.
Mr. Mike O'Brien: DECC employs no consultants and has no consultancy contracts of its own. Once the Machinery of Government settlement with BERR and DEFRA is complete, we will be in a position to provide a fuller answer.
Mr. Mike O'Brien: DECC has employed no consultants and has no consultancy contracts of its own. Once the Machinery of Government settlement with BERR and DEFRA is complete, we will be in a position to provide a fuller answer.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what IT projects (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies is undertaking; and what the most recent estimate of (i) the cost and (ii) the completion date of each is. 
North Sea Licensingestablishing an offshore register equivalent to the onshore Land Registry. Cost is £250,000 to £300,000 and will be finished in summer 2009.
Electricity Portal for electricity consents. Cost approximately £350,000 and will be live in early 2009.
Environmental emissions monitoring database, as joint project with oil industry, to capture data and report for Kyoto. The cost is expected to be £250,000 and will be complete by spring 2010.
Mr. Mike O'Brien: According to the most recent records, £66,073 has been spent on overnight accommodation by civil servants in the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) since the Departments formation on 3 October 2008.
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The Cabinet Office paper deposited in the Library of the House titled Machinery of Government: economy, business, climate change, energy and environment sets out much of this information. There are ongoing negotiations to determine the overall functions of the Department and which additional regulators, inspectorate, Executive agencies and NDPB will be the responsibility of the Department. The information will be published in due course.
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The annual budget for the Department of Energy and Climate Change is currently being determined with HM Treasury. The agreed budget figures will be published in the Spring Supplementary Estimates in February 2009.