LORDS

Ministers questioned on generating value from our waste

14 January 2014

Final evidence session to look at maximising potential, local authority cooperation and how to attract more investment. Three Ministers will give evidence next Tuesday 14 January to the Lords Committee investigating the potential wealth to be generated from waste.

During the inquiry, the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has heard about new technologies which enable valuable products to be created from waste – simultaneously delivering economic and environmental benefits. Ministers will be asked what steps Government can take to make sure the potential of this growing area is realised. They will be asked how departments work together to deliver a long term strategy and to support investment in new, value from waste technologies.

Witnesses

Tuesday 14 January, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 10.40am:

  • Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Minister of State for Business and Energy (BIS) and Minister of State for Energy (DECC);
  • Dan Rogerson MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for water, forestry, rural affairs and resource management, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra); and
  • Rt Hon Gregory Barker MP, Minister of State for Climate Change, Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC)

Other questions

  • What more can the Government do to stimulate a waste-based bioeconomy?
  • Does central Government now need to take a firmer line in making sure the potential of waste is maximised?
  • What can you do to make sure the Green Bank is effective in this field?
  • What works better to encourage investors, incentives or taxes?
  • What can be done to remove the risk from investment?

Further information

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