Biomass

Part of Energy and Climate Change – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 24th March 2016.

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Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow Conservative, Taunton Deane 9:30 am, 24th March 2016

I recently met a group of EU foresters—it was a very unusual meeting—at a symposium in Milverton in my constituency to discuss sustainable forestry. They expressed concerns that our growing biomass industry is putting pressure on many countries further afield to supply wood, possibly causing deforestation. Will the Minister assure us that sustainability is a key part of encouraging this exciting new biomass industry?