16 März 2012

First meeting of UK biomass parliament

"The Case for Sustainable Biomass"

Biomass discussion got serious in the UK as the Biomass All Party Parliamentary Group met for the first time to discuss strategies and funding possibilities and challenges.

According to an article in letsrecycle.com, the group of 20 MPs plans to explore all aspects of biomass use for the production of renewable energy in what is ‘critical’ time for the industry with the government’s Bioenergy Strategy imminent and funding decisions expected in the summer in response to the RO Banding Consultation.

The meeting consisted of a debate on “The Case for Sustainable Biomass” with experts in the industry, as well as discussions regarding the potential impact and importance of the new UK Government Sustainability Criteria in 2013, as well as the possible creation of sustainability criteria.
“It focused on the impact and importance of new UK Government Sustainability Criteria, which comes into force in 2013, as well as the development of sustainability criteria at EU-level which is currently undergoing consultation,” said Gaynor Hartnell, the chief executive of the Renewable Energy Association.

Source: Canadia Biomass, 2012-03-16.

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