Bioenergy action plan

Our aim is to see bioenergy used where it has the greatest value in reducing emissions, however this decision is also dependent on which sectors will make the best use of the bioenergy feedstocks that we can grow sustainably or produce domestically, in comparison with those we may need to import.

Our intention is to develop a strategic framework or set of guiding principles that will complement our waste hierarchy and wider circular economy drivers and commitments.

We published a bioenergy update paper in March 2021 which set out our programme of work that we plan to undertake to appraise the potential to scale up our bioenergy sector.

We will publish a bioenergy action plan by 2023, in time to inform the next climate change plan and to take account of decisions that are reserved to the UK Government.

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