Biomass UK statement on Telegraph article on UK’s Net Zero Strategy - 17 June 2022

“Biomass UK is disappointed to see The Telegraph’s misleading framing of the vital role that sustainable biomass is expected to play in the Government’s Net Zero Strategy. The Telegraph’s figures are wrong, and their analysis fundamentally misinterprets the Government’s intentions.


“The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the International Energy Agency and the UK’s Climate Change Committee have all been clear - sustainable bioenergy is an important part of the solution to climate change and achieving Net Zero.


“Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) is a shovel-ready technology that can generate renewable, flexible electricity and negative emissions whilst displacing fossil fuels, supporting jobs, and driving investment in healthy forests.”


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