Royal Wedding CO2 Contribution

Looks like there will be a lot of hot air at the royal wedding this week! The wedding of Prince William and his girlfriend Kate Middleton is likely to generate more than 10 times as much greenhouse gases the Buckingham Palace emits in a whole year, a carbon footprint analysis has predicted.

The mega event, which will be held on Friday and joined by hundreds of hi-profile celebrities and guests, is expected to generate 6,765 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) — 12 times the annual emissions from the London palace or 1,230 times the annual emissions of the average UK household.

The analysis was carried out by the Certified Emissions Measurement And Reduction Scheme (CEMARS), which has been assessed by the Environment Agency as equivalent to the Carbon Trust Standard, the Daily Telegraph reported.