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Renewable Energy: Waste

Volume 506: debated on Thursday 4 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what discussions the joint working group on energy from waste policy plans to hold on regulatory barriers to energy from waste deployment; (319330)

(2) who has attended each meeting of the joint working group on energy from waste policy;

(3) which Departments have officials on the joint working group on energy from waste policy.

The Energy from Waste Project will consider the main factors affecting the deliverability of energy from waste plant. The project includes five workstreams on:

(i) Potential volumes of waste that could be used to produce energy

(ii) Technology choice

(iii) Location and scale of plants, including planning considerations

(iv) Financial issues affecting delivery of energy from waste plant

(v) Communications.

The Energy from Waste Project Board held its first meeting on 27 January, 2010 with officials from the following Government Departments and agencies attending:

DEFRA

Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

Department for Transport (DfT)

Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG)

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

The Environment Agency.

The Energy from Waste Project Board includes officials from the following Government Departments:

DEFRA

DECC

DfT

CLG

BIS

HM Treasury.