Biomass energy

This is an important issue and I know that it will be of concern to many people in our area.

I believe it is vital that we meet our climate change commitments and transition to a low-carbon economy. Recent years have seen a failure to make progress towards our climate targets and we need to get back on track.

At the recent General Election, I stood on a manifesto that committed to ensure that 60% of our energy comes from zero-carbon or renewable sources by 2030. It also pledged to take action to improve energy efficiency, to ban fracking and to deliver an industrial strategy that invests in renewable energy.

I can therefore assure you that I will continue to prioritise action on the issues you raise.