Dizzy had an interesting post yesterday explaining about the Government's transparency regarding energy use at various premises.
Following 3 of his links to Department for Transport, DFID and The Home Office an interesting fact is the variation in Gas Prices - the DoT claim they pay 1.5p/kWh; DFID claim they pay 1.4 p/kWh; yet the Home Office state they pay 4p/kWh, 2.8 times the DFID price.
The first two gas prices seem very low. Although I wonder if those two lower prices include the "Climate Change Levy", which at 0.15 p/kWh, its omission would not account for the difference. CCL is the tax consumers have to pay on top of their fuel cost.
Because they're all 'Government' departments, they should in theory be on the same negotiated multi-premises Gas Supply Agreement, which would apply a uniform (or near-uniform) p/kWh for all premises.
So it seems transparency makes cock-ups (or misinformation) and poor-negotiating visible to all.
contributed by Joe Public