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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept id 201 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
hansard heading Drax Power Station: Carbon Emissions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much CO2 is expected to be produced by the four new gas-fired turbines at Drax power station over their lifetime. more like this
tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh remove filter
uin 2771 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
answer text <p>In taking the decision to grant development consent for the gas turbines at the Drax Power Station, my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State considered the impacts of the proposed development against a range of receptors and all other relevant issues. The Secretary of State concluded that the potential benefits of the development outweighed any potential adverse impacts. Her conclusions are set out in the decision letter available on the Planning Inspectorate’s website at:</p><p><a href="https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/yorkshire-and-the-humber/drax-re-power/" target="_blank">https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/yorkshire-and-the-humber/drax-re-power/</a></p><p> </p><p>The Planning Inspectorate’s Report to the Secretary of State on the application for development consent for the gas-fired turbines at Drax Power Station states that the total figure for greenhouse gas emissions over the operational lifetime of the project would be 287.568m tonnes (assuming the project is built out in full and operates with 100% loading factor).</p><p> </p><p>The Planning Inspectorate’s Report concluded that there was no evidence that granting development consent for the development would in itself lead to a breach of her statutory duties under the Climate Change Act 2008 or any other legislation. Similarly, in concluding that development consent should be granted, the Secretary of State considered that there was no evidence that doing so would lead to a breach of the United Kingdom’s international obligations.</p><p> </p><p>The Planning Inspectorate’s Report on the application for development consent is also available on the Planning Inspectorate’s website.</p>
answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
grouped question UIN
2770 more like this
2772 more like this
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answering member
4134
label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
tabling member
4473
label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this