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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 1 Hansard (11 February) . . Page.. 367..


ACT Planning and Land Authority—energy and communication costs

(Question No 411)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 12 November 2009:

(1) How much did the Minister's department spend on electricity consumption in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07, (c) 2007-08 and (d) 2008-09.

(2) What are the greenhouse gas emissions from electricity consumption for the Minister's department.

(3) What are the estimated costs of electricity for the Minister's department in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12 and (d) 2012-13.

(4) Does the expenditure referred to in part (3) include any contingencies for additional taxes or costs that the ACT Government will pay if the Federal Government implements an emissions trading scheme; if so, what are these contingencies.

(5) How much did the Minister's department spend on communication services in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07, (c) 2007-08 and (d) 2008-09.

(6) How much was spent on (a) fixed line phones, (b) mobile phones and (c) internet services.

Mr Barr: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) and (2)

The following table shows the cost of electricity consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for the ACT Planning and Land Authority for the requested years.

The data includes electricity consumed at Dame Pattie Menzies House in Dickson (including both 'house' and 'tenant' power) for eight floors. ACTPLA occupies six of the eight floors with Procurement Solutions occupying the other two. It is not possible to disaggregate this data.

Note that the data also includes ACTPLA's customer service centre in Mitchell.

The following cost figures include the increases in the cost of electricity over the past four years.

Year

Cost of electricity consumption

*note includes electricity cost increases

Greenhouse gas emissions from electricity consumption (tonnes)

2005-06

$166,438

1,519

2006-07

181,233

1,490

2007-08

174,006

1,395

2008-09

163,896

1,162

(3) Projected costs are summarised in the following table. These assume that a reduction in actual consumption of 10% per annum can continue to be achieved (at 2008-09 prices):


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