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Edmonton incinerator (2)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 13th March 2020.

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Photo of Joanne McCartney Joanne McCartney Labour

My constituents will be particularly affected by pollution from the new incinerator. Will you reduce the carbon intensity floor of 400g/kWh of electricity generated to meet or better the carbon intensity of National Grid electricity?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

I share your constituents’ concerns about the air quality impact from waste incinerators. In my London Environment Strategy I committed to review the carbon intensity floor (CIF) level that waste incinerators need to meet in 2025, or earlier if appropriate, once London’s heat networks and demand are better understood. This review will be performed with a view to tighten the CIF to around 300 grams per kWh of electricity produced.

Please see my response to Mayor's Question 2020/1387 and Mayor's Question 2020/1388.