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Minister questioned on the Government's Clean Growth Strategy

18 April 2019

The Science and Technology Committee examines technologies for meeting Clean Growth emissions reduction targets.

Witnesses

Tuesday 23 April 2019, Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 1.00pm

  • Professor Jim Skea, Chair in Sustainable Energy, Imperial College London
  • Professor Gideon Henderson, Professor of Earth Sciences, representing The Royal Society
  • Dr Naomi Vaughan, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
  • Professor Jonathan Gibbins, Centre Director, UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre

At 2.00 pm

  • Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Tim Lord, Director, Clean Growth, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Damitha Adikaari, Acting Director, Science and Innovation for Climate and Energy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

First panel

In the context of the ambition to restrict global warming to 1.5˚C, the first panel will review technologies that actively remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, examining their stage of development, the quantities of greenhouse gases they could conceivably remove, the policies that could support their deployment and any wider environmental impact they might have.

The Government's ‘Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage Action Plan' will also be discussed, given the key role this technology is expected by many to play in meeting long-term emissions targets.

Second panel

The Committee will question the Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, examining the Government's Clean Growth Strategy and projected progress against the UK's legislated emissions targets.

It will cover a range of areas, including power generation, transport, heating and building efficiency, and the future for the UK energy system.

Further information

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