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First meeting of UK biomass parliament

Mar. 16, 2012, UK - 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.


March 16, 2012
By LetsRecycle.com

Mar. 16, 2012, UK – 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.

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