Incinerators: Carbon Emissions:Written question - 126078

Q
Asked by Dr David Drew
(Stroud)
Asked on: 01 February 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Incinerators: Carbon Emissions
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much fossil fuel co2e is reported to the United Nations Framework Commission on Climate Change as emitted for each tonne of municipal waste incinerated by the UK.
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Answered by: Claire Perry
Answered on: 07 February 2018

No fossil fuel CO2e is reported to the UNFCCC for municipal waste incineration – combustion of coal, oil and natural gas is reported in the energy sector. However, 0.3508 tonnes CO2 equivalent (t CO2e) is reported to the UNFCCC as emitted for each tonne of municipal waste combusted in Energy from Waste installations in the UK. This includes 0.3378 t CO2 from the incineration of waste that derives from fossil sources, e.g. plastics. These figures are according to the April 2017 publication of UK Greenhouse Gas Inventory, 1990 to 2015: Annual Report for submission under the Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Source: Energy Background Data, available from: http://naei.beis.gov.uk/reports/reports?report_id=929

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