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Domestic Appliances: Carbon Emissions

Volume 508: debated on Tuesday 23 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2010, Official Report, column 939W, on domestic appliances: carbon emissions, if he will make an estimate of the (a) number of domestic consumer electronics products which qualify for the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target and (b) likely effect on the level of carbon dioxide emissions of the inclusion of those products in that scheme. (323991)

14 electronic product types qualify to be promoted by suppliers in support of achieving their household Carbon Emissions Reduction Target. Consumer electronic products make up just over 2 per cent. of savings towards the 185 million tonne lifetime carbon dioxide savings target to date (by end December 2009). This compares to some 62 per cent. of savings achieved through insulation products and 29 per cent. through lighting products.