COMMONS

Energy and Climate Change Committee takes evidence on Bioenergy

16 May 2013

The Energy and Climate Change Committee will take evidence on Bioenergy on Tuesday 21 May 2013, at 10am in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House.

Witnesses

Panel 1, 10.00am

  • Harry Huyton, Head of Climate Change, RSPB
  • Dr Raphael Slade, Centre for Energy Policy and Technology, Imperial College
  • Hamish Macleod, Director of Public Affairs, BSW Timber
  • Alastair Kerr, Director General, Wood Panel Industries Federation

Panel 2, 11.00am

  • Dorothy Thompson, CEO, Drax Group plc
  • Todd Bush, Sales and Marketing Director, Green Circle Bioenergy (US Industrial Pellets Association)
  • Marcus Whately, Director, Estover Energy Ltd
  • John Smith, Managing Director, GB Railfreight

Timings are approximate.

Issues

The session will explore a range of issues, including:
• The UK bioenergy strategy;
• The Role of biomass in decarbonisation;
• Potential benefit to the economy arising from development of the bioenergy industry;
• The Impact of biomass on food security and biodiversity;
• Sustainability of Biomass;
• Challenges to scaling up biomass; and
• Domestic vs. Non-domestic supply.

Written evidence from witnesses

Read written evidence submitted to the Committee by some of the witnesses appearing:

Further Information

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