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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 29 June 2006

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what recent estimates have been made of the level of greenhouse gas emissions produced by the House estate in the form of (a) carbon dioxide, (b) methane, (c) nitrous oxide, (d) tetrafluoromethane, (e) hexafluoroethane and (f) sulphur hexafluoride. (80773)

The total quantity of carbon dioxide emissions produced on, or attributable to, the House of Commons element of the parliamentary estate in 2005-06 is estimated at 10,300 tonnes. The released quantities of the other five greenhouse gasses are not measured but the quantities are estimated to be small.