NFU makes case for farming at HoC energy committee


The NFU’s Dr Jonathan Scurlock joined a invited panel to give oral evidence to the Energy and Climate Change Committee about the government's renewable heat and transport targets. 

Dr Scurlock, our chief renewable energy adviser, appeared alongside the Renewable Energy Association's Dr Nina Skorupska and Hugh Tucker of the UK Petroleum Industry Association.

In earlier written evidence to the committee's enquiry, the NFU acknowledged that UK renewable electricity production has continued to grow strongly in spite of a number of policy setbacks. But we added that present shortfalls in renewable heat and transport may have to be made up by renewable electricity delivering substantially more than forecast.

Watch the session here.

Using the Parliament TV player

You can use the panel on the right-hand side of the player to skip to evidence relevant to farming, but as an indication Dr Scurlock’s  comments are available as follows:

  • 9.50: On biofuels and UK renewables policy
  • 9:53: On biomass heating
  • 10:13: ‘No technical barriers to biofuels…’
  • 10:19: Responding to James Heappey MP on maize and AD
  • 10:50: Responding to Dan Poulter MP, also on maize and AD

    Last edited on: 08:07:2016

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