Commission Question – Carbon emissions – Brussels-Strasbourg travel, it has been reported that the carbon emissions generated by Parliament’s journey from Brussels to Strasbourg represent 20 000 tonnes of carbon dioxide. What is the Commission’s estimate of the total carbon emissions generated on an annual basis by Brussels-Strasbourg travel?

Question to the Commission for written answer

Carbon emissions – Brussels-Strasbourg travel.  It has been reported that the carbon emissions generated by Parliament’s journey from Brussels to Strasbourg represent 20 000 tonnes of carbon dioxide1.

What is the Commission’s estimate of the total carbon emissions generated on an annual basis by Brussels-Strasbourg travel?

1  ‘Europe’s GBP 150m ‘travelling circus’ should be scrapped, EU vice-president says’, Daily Telegraph, 10 February 2011.

 

Answer given by Ms Hedegaard on behalf of the Commission (19.9.2014):

 

 

The Commission does not hold such data.

 

The Commission would also refer the Honourable Member to its answer to the written question E-0947/20101.

 

1  http://www.europarl.europa.eu/plenary/en/parliamentary-questions.html

 

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