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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 19 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much (a) biogas derived from waste digestion processes, (b) methane recovered from mine workings and (c) methane recovered from landfill was produced in the last 12 months. (149942)

In 2005, the latest year for which statistics are currently available, the following quantities were used:

Thousand tonnes of oil equivalent

Biogas from waste digestion processes

4.6

Colliery methane

65.1

Landfill gas

1,420.8

Source:

Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics, 2006