Solid Fuels: Heating

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 5th March 2020.

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Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Conservative, North West Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of carbon dioxide emissions in grams per tonne of (a) coal, (b) wet wood, (c) kiln dried or seasoned wood and (d) oil for household use burned at home.

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

The data is provided as grams per kilogram (rather than grams per tonne) due to the scale of the data. It should be noted that harvested wood for bioenergy is considered to be carbon neutral, with the carbon dioxide (CO2) absorbed as young trees grow compensating for that released by burning.

The CO2 emissions in grams per kilogram of fuel used are:

(a) Household coal: 683g/kg

(b) Wet Wood: 0g/kg

(c) Dry wood: 0g/kg

(d) Oil for households (referred to as 'burning oil’ in the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory): 859g/kg

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