Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Dai Davies Dai Davies Independent, Blaenau Gwent

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.

Photo of David Kidney David Kidney Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Energy and Climate Change

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.

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Ken Brookman
Posted on 7 Apr 2010 3:12 pm (Report this annotation)

I wonder how kong it took my MP or one of his 5 members of staff to work out that question? The full life-cycle of greenhouse gas emissions from certain MP's should be examined really as that could probably help sort out global warming. As usual Mr D has read some document and got some information from it then asked a question using the odd paragraph number in order to look as if he really knew what he was talking about, As a former tea boy for the union then a shop steward global warming wouldn't have been on his agenda I suggest. Isn't it funny how self important some ex union types like to appear???