13 Mar '12, 1pm

E.ON Reconsiders UK Biomass Plant

On Monday the trade press reported that E.ON had received the go-ahead to construct a 150-MW biomass plant in Bristol, southwest England. The plant had been awaiting regulatory approval for construction to begin. However, just 24 hours later, E.ON said it would "now take some time to review the prospects for the project" and assess "how it fits with [its] portfolio of renewable energy investments in the U.K.” The government is planning reductions in subsidies for biomass plants beginning in April 2016. In response Drax , operator of the largest coal-fired power plant in the UK, has also decided not to build a planned 290 MW biomass plant, and said it is “considering options” for two more planned plants. Operations at the plant, which would have burned imported and UK virgin wood, dedicated energy crops and locally-sourced recycled wood, were expected to commence in 2015. D...

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