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Energy: Firewood Coppicing

Volume 699: debated on Monday 18 February 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What action they are taking to promote firewood coppicing as a sustainable domestic fuel source. [HL1695]

The UK Biomass Strategy 2007 provides a framework for a major expansion in the sustainable use of biomass as a source of heat and electricity. The Forestry Commission's A Woodfuel Strategy for England 2007 sets a target to bring an additional 2 million tonnes of woody biomass to market annually by 2020. This represents around 50 per cent of the estimated unharvested volume in English woodlands.