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Drax Power Station: Carbon Emissions

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 117848, tabled on 3 February 2022

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.

Answered on

11 February 2022

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