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Carbon Emissions: Boilers

Volume 506: debated on Friday 5 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to paragraph 7.36, page 127, of the pre-Budget report, Cm 7747, what estimate he has made of the increase in greenhouse gas emissions likely to result from the manufacture of additional boilers as a result of the greener boiler incentive. (320370)

Based on manufacturers' data on the lifecycle costs of a boiler, we estimate the greenhouse gas emissions from a boiler's manufacture are less than 1 per cent. of its lifetime emissions, with 99 per cent. associated with the fuel consumed during its operation.

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to paragraph 7.36, page 127, of the pre-Budget report, Cm 7747, what estimate he has made of the annual reduction in UK greenhouse gas emissions likely to result from the greener boiler incentive. (320371)

We estimate the annual reduction in CO2 emissions from the boiler scrappage scheme at 110,000 to 140,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum.

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to paragraph 7.36, page 127, of the pre-Budget report, Cm 7747, what estimate he has made of the effect on greenhouse gas emissions of the greener boiler incentive. (320372)

The Government have estimated that there will be a saving of 110,000 to 140,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum.