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Coal Fired Power Stations

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his Department's estimate is of the annual level of emissions of (i) carbon dioxide, (ii) nitrous oxide and (iii) sulphur hexafluoride of the proposed new coal-fired units at Kingsnorth. (289875)

The Department has made no such estimate.

E.ON estimate that for 12TWh of electricity, the most likely production maximum, 8.6MTe of CO2 would be produced. No estimate has been made for the annual level of emissions of nitrous oxide or sulphur hexafluoride.