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Fossil Fuelled Power Stations: Carbon Emissions

Volume 470: debated on Monday 7 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate has been made of the level of effect on carbon emissions of construction of fossil fuel plants without operational carbon capture and storage technology. (175428)

The most recent BERR energy and emissions projections were published as a supporting document to the Energy White Paper of May 2007. In the central case projection, including policy measures, total power station emissions are projected to fall from 47MtC 2005 to around 36MtC in 2020.