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Support the Wood Panel Industry by urging your MP to sign Early Day Motion 1788
Wed, May 11, 2011
The Rt Hon Anne McGuire, Chair of the wood panel industry All-Party Parliamentary Group, has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) which highlights the strengths of the wood panel industry, the danger posed to it by large-scale biomass and calls on the Government to rethink the way it supports biomass energy.  The EDM is already attracting cross-party support and further details can be viewed on the parliament UK website: http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2010-11/1788
 
EDM 1788 which is called Make Wood Work, reads:

 

That this House recognises the important contribution of the wood manufacturing sector to the UK economy; is alarmed by the inefficiency of burning wood to generate electricity alone; doubts the sustainability and environmental benefits of large-scale biomass energy; is greatly alarmed that a single biomass plant could consume a quarter of the UK's annual wood harvest; is concerned that the Renewables Obligation is distorting the domestic wood market; supports the wood panel industry's campaign, Make Wood Work, to promote the optimal use of a valuable and limited resource; notes that the wood panel industry contributes over a third of industrial renewable heat generation and is the largest processor of waste wood; further recognises the vital contribution of wood products in storing carbon; and calls on the Government to move biomass support from low-efficiency electricity generation to high-efficiency heat and combined heat and power.
 
You too can support the wood panel industry by downloading the letter and sending it to your MP, asking them to sign EDM 1788.
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