Committee takes evidence on energy policy statements

13 January 2010

The Energy and Climate Change Committee holds the second and third evidence sessions of its inquiry into the Proposals for National Policy Statements (NPSs). Watch sessions live at 9.15am and 3.05pm.



  • Andrew Lee, Chief Executive, Sustainable Development Commission


  • Fiona Howie, Head of Planning and Regions, Campaign to Protect Rural England
  • Phil Michaels, Head of Legal, Friends of the Earth
  • Naomi Luhde-Thompson, Planning Co-ordinator, Friends of the Earth
  • Simon Marsh, Head of Planning and Regional Policy, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
  • Emmalene Gottwald, Senior Planning Advisor, WWF


  • Simon Bullock, Economy Campaigner, Friends of the Earth
  • Ben Ayliffe, Senior Climate Change and Energy Campaigner, Greenpeace
  • Jean McSorley, Senior Nuclear Consultant, Greenpeace
  • Keith Allott, Head of Climate Change, WWF

The objective of the inquiry is to determine whether the energy NPSs provide a coherent and practical framework within which the Infrastructure Planning Commission can assess future planning applications for energy infrastructure.

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