Combined Heat & Power

Demand Side Services

Energy Efficiency

Heat Networks

CCC publishes report on Biomass in a low-carbon economy

15 November 2018

The Committee on Climate Change has today published a report assessing the role of biomass – wood, plants and organic waste – in the global strategy to tackle climate change.

According to the CCC, Biomass can play an important role in meeting the UK’s long-term (2050) emissions targets, and moving towards net-zero emissions, but only with stricter governance to ensure sustainable supplies.

The report’s key findings are:

  • Managing biomass stocks is an important component of global climate mitigation strategies
  • Sustainably harvested biomass can play a significant role in meeting long-term climate targets, provided it is prioritised for the most valuable end-uses

The key recommendations of the report are:

  • The UK should aim to increase the volume of carbon stored in our forests and land
  • Food and biodegradable waste must be collected separately from other refuse in all areas across the UK
  • Rules governing the supply of sustainable sources of biomass for energy need to be improved
  • Biomass must be used in the most effective way. Uses that enable long-term carbon storage should be prioritised

Click here to read the full report. Click here to find out more about the report.

ADE Newsletter