REA comments on Government’s response to CCC report and commitment to new bioenergy strategy
Yesterday, the Government published its reply to the Committee on Climate Change’s 2020 progress report. The response from BEIS highlights progress made, policies already announced to start to address the policy gaps identified by the CCC and commits to a new bioenergy strategy.
Dr Nina Skorupska CBE, Chief Executive of the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) said:
“We note the Government’s response to the CCC’s report and strongly welcome the Government’s new commitment to delivering a revised Bioenergy Strategy for the UK, in line with the recommendation of the Committee on Climate Change and building on the REA’s own industry-led Bioenergy Strategy, published last year.
Bioenergy remains essential to the renewables revolution. Its role is diverse, contributing an immediate and affordable solution to the decarbonisation of heat and transport, while providing dispatchable renewable power that enables energy security. Overall, if done sustainably, bioenergy could meet 16% of primary energy supply by 2032. The UK will not meet net-zero carbon emissions without it.
The REA looks forward to working with officials from across Whitehall to ensure the new strategy enables the UK to realise bioenergy’s full potential as an essential part of the transition to a net-zero energy system.”
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Notes to editors
- The Government’s response can be found here
About the REA
The REA is the UK’s largest trade association for renewable energy and clean technologies with around 550 members operating across heat, transport, power and the Circular Economy. The REA is a not-for-profit organisation that represents renewable energy and clean technology companies operating in over fourteen sectors, ranging from biogas and renewable fuels to solar and electric vehicle charging. Membership ranges from major multinationals to sole traders.