Electricity Generation: Waste

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 10th January 2018.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much energy has been produced from each energy from waste facility currently operating and receiving local authority waste.

Photo of Richard Harrington Richard Harrington Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The Department does not publish data on individual waste facilities. The Department estimates that in 2016 electricity generation from waste was 5,483GWh, with heat generation of 213.3 thousand tonnes of oil equivalent (ktoe). [1]

[1] Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics 2017, Tables 6.4 and 6.6

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