Nuclear Power Stations: Carbon Emissions

Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform written question – answered on 21st April 2008.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Chair, Children, Schools and Families Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the likely carbon footprint of new nuclear power stations in the UK.

Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Minister of State (Energy), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform

We published information on the full lifecycle emissions of carbon dioxide from the generation of electricity by nuclear power in chapter 2 of our consultation document "The Future of Nuclear Power" at:

http://www.berr.gov.uk/files/file39197.pdf

Following our consultation, we published a summary of responses received and our conclusion on pages 48 to 53 of our White Paper on Nuclear Power at:

http://www.berr.gov.uk/energy/nuclear-whitepaper/page42765.html

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