HC Deb 02 November 2000 vol 355 c584W
Mr. Gibb

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the reasons for projected increases in carbon dioxide emissions after 2000. [136092]

Mr. Alan Johnson

Projections will reflect a complex interaction of factors, though significant contributions to projected increased emissions post 2000 are increased economic output, projected fall in nuclear capacity and increases in transport emissions. Details of the assumptions can be found in the working paper entitled, "Energy Projections for the UK," available in the Library of the House, which describes the DTI energy model used to make the projections. The Government are putting in place measures to tackle this emissions growth. Their draft climate change programme identified quantified measures that could reduce CO2 emissions in 2010 by 17.5 per cent. below 1990 levels.