Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 7th March 2017.

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Photo of Tommy Sheppard Tommy Sheppard Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Chatham House research paper, Woody Biomass for Power and Heat: Impacts on the Global Climate, published in February 2017, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to prevent coal power stations continuing to burn coal indefinitely if they co-fire with biomass.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The Department recently held a consultation on proposals to end unabated coal generation in Great Britain, with the aim to strengthen investment signals as the UK moves towards a cleaner, lower-carbon electricity system. We are currently assessing the many responses received through the consultation process and will be setting out our approach in due course.

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