Biomass leaders call for change following UK Government pledge for net-zero emissions by 2050

Following the Government’s announcement to make the UK the first G7 nation to legislate for net-zero emissions, biomass industry leaders are now calling on ministers to urgently take heed of key findings from the Renewable Energy Association’s (REA) newly-published Bioenergy Strategy report, and recognise biomass as the most fit-for-purpose, proven solution to deliver heat decarbonisation when the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) ends in 2021.

With a legally binding agreement now expected to put the UK on course to end its contribution to climate change in around 30 years, the UK Pellet Council (UKPC) and Wood Heat Association (WHA) are urging the Government to acknowledge biomass heat as the best way forward to meet carbon emission targets (as set out in the 5th Carbon Budget), and the preferred, most proven and commercially-viable option available to deliver future savings.

Supported by findings from the REA report, the two trade bodies will deliver Biomass Heat Works, a targeted, industry-backed campaign to propel biomass to the forefront of ministers’ agendas, in particular, for decarbonising heat in rural and...

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