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South Western Energy: Fossil Fuels

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 69058, tabled on 3 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the compatibility of the Puddletown fossil fuel development proposed by South West Energy Ltd with the UK’s target to achieve net zero by 2050.

Answered on

10 November 2021

All previously licensed fields are accounted for in terms of projected production and estimated emissions and the Government is confident that they can be developed, even as the UK seeks to achieve its commitment to net zero by 2050.