Heating: Carbon Emissions
Environment Food and Rural Affairs

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John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal, Conservative)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the likely increase in carbon dioxide emissions from the use of outdoor heating for smokers following the introduction of the ban on smoking in enclosed public places.

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Phil Woolas (Minister of State (Environment), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Oldham East and Saddleworth, Labour)

The Market Transformation Programme (MTP) has recently updated its briefing note on 'Outdoor Heating for Comfort' to take account of the impact of the smoking ban on carbon dioxide emissions from outdoor heaters. The revised briefing note estimates that annual carbon dioxide emissions from patio heaters in commercial premises, would lie between 96 and 282 Kilotonnes CO2. The updated briefing note is available on the MTP website at:

www.mtprog.com

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