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Renewable Energy

Volume 506: debated on Friday 5 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the level of carbon dioxide emissions per unit of electricity generated in the UK in each year since 1980. (320364)

Table 1 shows the grams of carbon dioxide emitted per unit of electricity generated by major power producers in the UK since 1980.

Table 1: Carbon dioxide emitted per unit of electricity

gCO2/KWh

1980

815.3

1981

793.9

1982

771.3

1983

740.4

1984

686.6

1985

688.2

1986

700.9

1987

714.2

1988

680.7

1989

658.0

1990

675.1

1991

665.5

1992

630.5

1993

563.9

1994

544.2

1995

520.3

1996

499.6

1997

463.6

1998

465.6

1999

437.6

2000

464.4

2001

478.1

2002

464.6

2003

478.4

2004

482.4

2005

476.5

2006

500.8

2007

491.9

2008

487.5

Provisional data for 2009 will be available after 29 July 2010.