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Fossil Fuels: Carbon Emissions

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL3833, tabled on 8 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the response by Lord Callanan on 3 November (HL Deb, col 1215), what estimate they have made of the amount of (1) oil, (2), gas, and (3) coal, needed for domestic consumption during the transition to net zero.

Answered on

22 November 2021

Like our independent advisers, the Climate Change Committee (CCC), the Government sees continued but declining use of fossils fuels during the transition to net zero. The recently published Net Zero Strategy (figure 14, page 81) shows that we expect both natural gas and oil consumption to more than halve by 2037 as fossil fuels are replaced by new sources of energy.