Heating: Carbon Emissions

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 10th March 2020.

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Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Conservative, North West Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what comparative assessment he has made of the level of CO2 emissions from domestic heating of (a) coal and (b) oil.

Photo of Kwasi Kwarteng Kwasi Kwarteng The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The UK Greenhouse Gas Inventory publishes an annual assessment of greenhouse gas emissions by source. It includes estimates of greenhouse gas emissions from domestic combustion of coal and oil, of which the vast majority will be used for heating. In 2018, the most recent year for which we have published data, the estimated level of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions was (a) 1.5 MtCO2 from domestic combustion of coal and (b) 6.1 MtCO2 from domestic combustion of oil.

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