Heathrow Airport: Exhaust Emissions

Department for Transport written question – answered on 12th January 2018.

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Photo of Vincent Cable Vincent Cable Leader of the Liberal Democrats

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of a third runway at Heathrow on the ability of the Government to meet the 2050 emissions reductions required under the Climate Change Act 2008.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

As noted in the Revised Draft Airports National Policy Statement, the Government agrees with the Airports Commission’s assessment that a new runway at Heathrow could be delivered within the UK’s climate change obligations.

The Updated Appraisal Report, published alongside the Revised Draft Airports National Policy Statement in October 2017, presents updated carbon scenarios using latest passenger forecasts.

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