‘Bioenergy’ one-off evidence session

21 February 2012

The Energy and Climate Change Committee will hold a one-off public evidence session on the subject of Bioenergy at 10.15 am on Tuesday 21 February 2012 in the Thatcher room, Portcullis House [location confirmed]. 


At 10.15am, 21 February, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

  • David Kennedy, The Committee on Climate Change (CCC)
  • Duncan MacQueen, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
  • Harry Huyton, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
  • Dr Alena Buyx, Nuffield Council on Bioethics

At 11.15am

  • Dr David Clarke, Energy Technologies Institute
  • Dr Jeremy Tomkinson, NNFCC-National Centre for Biorenewable Energy, Fuels and Materials
  • David Knibbs, Vireol
  • James Primrose, British Petroleum (BP)


  • How can we ensure that the use of biofuels is sustainable and leads to a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions?
  • What are the impacts of emissions associated with direct and indirect land-use change?
  • If the EU can only meet its renewables target by importing biofuels, what effects does this have on countries that grow the feedstock and export it?
  • How well-positioned is UK industry to take advantage of the development of bioenergy?

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