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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (13 Mar 2024)

Evidence that power generation from biomass is good value, sustainable, and compatible with reaching net zero emissions by 2050. – Baroness Boycott. Oral questions; 3:00 pm

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Power Stations: Biofuels (26 Feb 2024)

Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether her Department is taking steps to transition biomass powers stations which have a generating capacity of under 100MW to bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS).

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Power Stations: Timber (13 Feb 2024)

Andrew Bowie: ...system is reliable, as well as net zero consistent, means variable renewables, such as wind and solar, need to be complemented by technologies which can provide dispatchable or baseload power. Biomass electricity generation can provide this flexibility and plays a key role in delivering a more secure, clean energy sector in Britain. Parliamentary approval was granted for the updated...

Transport: Sustainable Aviation Fuel ( 8 Feb 2024)

Alan Whitehead: What steps he is taking with the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero to improve the allocation of resources between the production of sustainable aviation fuel and other uses of biomass.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Heating: Carbon Emissions ( 1 Feb 2024)

Amanda Solloway: ...to property owners in England and Wales to replace existing fossil fuel heating with a low carbon heating system. Where a heat pump may not be suitable, the BUS provides grants of £5,000 for Biomass Boilers in off gas grid properties in rural locations. The Government has committed £485m of capital spending for heat network development (across England only) through the Green Heat...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Power Stations: Timber (24 Jan 2024)

Andrew Bowie: Government is currently consulting on potential arrangements to help facilitate the transition of large-scale biomass generation to power bioenergy with carbon capture and storage. Responses to the consultation will help to inform government policy on this matter. As set out in the consultation, a potential support mechanism is expected to require secondary legislation which would be brought...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Trees (22 Jan 2024)

Andrew Bowie: The Government views sustainably sourced biomass as low carbon, in line with independent organisations such as the CCC and IPCC, as set out in the Government Biomass Strategy, published in August 2023. Only biomass that complies with strict sustainability criteria receives support from Government. For forest derived biomass, the criteria includes requirements around sustainable forest...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Drax Power Station (22 Jan 2024)

Andrew Bowie: Information is only available on Drax’s support for electricity generation from all types of biomass, (including wood from sustainable sources) and on lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The figures in the table below give the value of the support under the Renewables Obligation scheme for generation from all the types of biomass used by Drax. Year Notional value of support under...

Energy Security and Net Zero: Topical Questions (16 Jan 2024)

Andrew Bowie: As my hon. Friend knows, we will shortly be consulting on potential support arrangements to help facilitate the transition of large-scale biomass generation to power bioenergy with carbon capture and storage. Power bioenergy with carbon capture and storage could deliver negative emissions to support our climate change targets and the UK’s energy security.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Biofuels (10 Jan 2024)

Andrew Bowie: The UK Government published the Biomass Strategy on 10th August 2023. The Strategy covers the role that biomass, including second generation biofuels, can play in meeting the UK Government’s net zero target.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Wind Power ( 4 Jan 2024)

Caroline Ansell: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the environmental sustainability of biomass lubricants in wind turbines.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Boiler Upgrade Scheme: Heat Pumps (21 Dec 2023)

Lord Callanan: The Boiler Upgrade Scheme provides upfront grants to support the installation of air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps and biomass boilers in individual properties. Ground source heat pumps attached to a shared ground loop are eligible, where the system capacity does not exceed 45kW. We are working with industry and local authorities to develop new heat networks and improve...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Firewood: Health Hazards (18 Dec 2023)

Maria Caulfield: ...Security Agency has, as part of the Cleaner Air Programme, undertaken a systematic review of the epidemiological studies on the association between outdoor and indoor solid fuel exposure, including biomass and coal and respiratory diseases in children and adults. The evidence suggests that burning solid fuels such as coal and wood indoors could contribute to the risk of chronic obstructive...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Conclusion of UK-EU and UK-EU-Norway annual negotiations for 2024 fishing opportunities (14 Dec 2023)

Mark Spencer: .... This included an approach to Northern Shelf cod that reflects the new status of the stock following new advice from ICES, and a modest increase in the TAC of 15% reflecting the increasing stock biomass. For two stocks (North Sea haddock and whiting), the Parties agreed to take a more precautionary approach than the scientific advice given the extent of the advised potential increases. ...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Heating: Biofuels ( 5 Dec 2023)

David Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether she has plans to consult on a biomass strategy in respect of off-grid heating.

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Boiler Upgrade Scheme: British National (Overseas) ( 5 Dec 2023)

Amanda Solloway: The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) supports the installation of air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, and, in limited circumstances, biomass boilers in domestic and small non-domestic buildings in England and Wales. For someone to access the BUS grant they must be the property owner and their property must be in England or Wales.

Biomass Strategy 2023: Cross Sectoral Sustainability Framework - Question (15 Nov 2023)

Biomass Strategy 2023: Cross Sectoral Sustainability Framework - Question

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Biofuels (14 Nov 2023)

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, with reference to the policy paper entitled Biomass Strategy 2023, published on 10 August 2023, when she plans to publish the updated UK and Global Bioenergy Resource Model.

Scottish Parliament: Fisheries Negotiations ( 8 Nov 2023)

Mairi Gougeon: ...to Scotland’s negotiation team makes it clear that we must adopt an incremental approach to achieve sustainable catch levels, with a focus on at least maintaining or increasing spawning stock biomass whenever possible. Sometimes, that approach might span several years. At the same time, this Government remains wholly committed to identifying areas where additional benefits to...


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