Home Office and the DECC publish energy use online

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Home Office are to have the energy used to heat and light them displayed online in units of energy, cost and carbon.

The energy use will also be persistently updated.

Prime Minister David Cameron recently announced plans to open up data and set challenging deadlines for public bodies to make information available to the public.

Real-time online energy display is part of the Government’s commitment to cut carbon emissions from central government by 10 per cent in the next year.

All central government HQs will follow the Home Office and DECC's lead in the coming months.

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne is leading the drive to reduce Whitehall’s emissions by 10 per cent said: "We’re opening up Whitehall’s electricity and gas meters to public scrutiny. There can be no hiding place for energy waste in central government."

"Only by leading by example can we expect businesses and homes up and down the country to follow suit."

Further information:
Home Office