HC Deb 14 May 1990 vol 172 c320W
Mr. Teddy Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what progress has been made in reducing the level of those emissions from power stations which are regarded as being damaging to the environment; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Baldry

Latest available published information shows that for the period 1980 to 1988 SO2, emissions from coal-fired power stations in the United Kingdom fell from 3,007,000 tonnes to 2,618,000 tonnes. Similarly, NO2 emissions fell from 880,000 tonnes to 792,000 tonnes. In compliance with the European Community large combustion plants directive, further reductions in SO2, and NO2,levels can be expected.

[Source: Digest of Environmental Statistics.]