What are the carbon emissions from the hydro scheme?

There will be carbon emissions from the construction of the hydro plant, but once operating it generates zero-carbon electricity. Averaged over construction and its operating life, a run-of-river scheme like Reading Hydro produces about 0.01 kg of CO2-equivalent for every kWh of electricity generated. That’s far lower than the gas fired (0.45kg/kWh) or coal fired (0.94kg/kWh) electricity that it will replace.

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