Thursday, 9 June 2011

MOD turns to SMEs to cut energy and carbon emissions

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is asking small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with innovative ideas to help it reduce energy and carbon emissions across its entire estate.

The MOD currently spends around £1 million a day on energy and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), which now manages the MOD estate, is putting in place a new energy management arrangement in order to make MOD buildings more energy efficient. It wants SMEs to bid for work as part of a target to reduce all greenhouse gas emissions by 34 per cent by 2020 across Government.

"The MOD has done well against its energy targets, exceeding its original targets by 50 per cent, but the Prime Minister has set out a strong pledge that this will be the greenest Government ever, so this is not the time to rest on our laurels," said David Olney, DIO deputy chief executive.

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