Parliamentarians to Consider the Science behind Bioenergy

An event in Westminster on Tuesday 10th July will allow parliamentarians, and other interested individuals, to consider the science behind bioenergy. Organised by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), and sponsored by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), this two hour meeting will consider the positive and potential negative consequences of the expansion of biofuels in the UK and abroad.

Speakers at the two-hour meeting are Caroline Season, Senior Policy Adviser for Bioenergy at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC); Professor Joycle Tait, Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics’ working party on biofuels; Ian Tubby, Principal Adviser for Business and Markets for forest services at the Forestry Commission; and Jo Howes, Strategy and Emerging Issues Adviser at BP Biofuels.

Speakers will consider developments in the recent science behind assessments of the sustainability of biofuels. In addition, the seminar will consider the opportunities and challenges anticipated as bioenergy markets and technologies grow.

To attend, please email or telephone 020 7219 8377.