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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Volume 508: debated on Tuesday 6 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what account will be taken of the full life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of each fuel type in identifying low carbon generation technologies which will be eligible for specific support under the five groups of options referred to in paragraphs 4.7 to 4.48 of his Department’s report on Energy Market Assessment. (325104)

As set out in the DECC publication “Valuation of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions for appraisal and evaluation”, which can be found on the DECC website, the emissions associated with imports are not included in the UK’s national inventory.

Greenhouse gases emitted elsewhere in Europe which form part of full life cycle emissions for fuels used in the UK, have to meet their costs through the EU Emissions Trading System.