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Question for Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

UIN 149555, tabled on 21 February 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of offering further support to the waste wood biomass sector to protect the baseload power they produce and to adopt carbon capture and storage capability for (a ) ensuring the UK's energy security and (b) achieving Net Zero.

Answered on

1 March 2023

The Government recognises the important contribution that the waste wood biomass sector contributes to energy security and net zero goals. Waste wood is already eligible for support under the Renewables Obligation and the Contracts for Difference schemes. The Government consulted on a First of a Kind business model for biomass power with carbon capture and storage in August 2022 and will publish our response later this year.