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Energy: Waste

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 26th February 2020.

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Photo of Ian Lavery Ian Lavery Co-National Campaign Coordinator, Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Party Chair, Labour Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the level of emissions from waste to energy plants in each of the last five years.

Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The UK National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI) contains historic estimates of air pollutant emissions from emissions from waste (EfW) plants. EfW plants are permitted through the Environment Permitting Regulations and have to report annual site emissions to the UK regulators for inclusion in the UK Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR), if they fall above the reporting threshold. This data is used to generate the NAEI estimates for this sector.

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