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Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Page: 190

Defence: Energy Consumption

(Question No. 690)


Mr Briggs asked the Minister for Defence, in writing, on 13 October 2011:

What was the total cost of energy consumption for his department in 2010-11.


Mr Stephen Smith: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The total cost of energy consumption for the Department of Defence in financial year 2010-11 was $402.6 million.

In financial year 2010-11, Defence consumed $282.4 million of fuel. This included $156.6 million on aviation fuels, $88.2 million on marine diesel, and $37.6 million on ground fuel.

In financial year 2010-11, Defence spent $113.7 million on electricity and $6.5 million on natural gas.