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Westminster Hall Debate on the wood panel industry
Tue, Mar 15, 2011

The Wood Panel Industries Federation (WPIF) is delighted that there will be a Westminster Hall debate on Wed 16th March, from 2.30 until 4pm.


The debate has been secured by the Chairman of the Wood Panel Industry APPG Anne McGuire MP, and it is hoped many WPIF supporters will attend in an attempt to impress upon the Government the detrimental effects of biomass subsidies.  The title submitted for the debate is “Government policy on the wood panel industry and the UN International Year of Forests” and Greg Barker, Minister of State for Climate will be responding on behalf of DECC.


The UN declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness of sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests. There is significant concern about the sustainability of wood demand from the biomass energy sector and its impact on traditional forest industries. The Renewables Obligation and the forthcoming Renewable Heat Incentive are key drivers of this demand and must be shaped by environmental, economic and social imperatives. This debate will focus on the effect of Government policy on the UK’s wood panel industry and its contribution to carbon abatement.

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