Drax Power Station: Carbon Emissions

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 11th February 2022.

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Photo of Martyn Day Martyn Day Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many tonnes of CO2 are emitted from the Drax power station as a result of burning wood pellets each year.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The Government does not hold data on stack emissions from wood pellet burning at Drax. Ofgem publishes data on company-specific supply chain emissions from biomass, which can be found here https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications/biomass-sustainability-dataset-2019-20

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