13 Mar '17, 10am

UK Government Report Positive on Biomass

“The biomass Drax uses to generate electricity is comprised of low-grade wood which is sourced sustainably and meets the robust requirements set out in the UK Government's regulations. Last year we generated 16% of the UK’s renewable electricity using this sustainable biomass — enough to power four million households. We have already upgraded half the power station to run on sustainable biomass resulting in carbon savings of 80 percent compared to coal." “Independent research has shown biomass is also a very cost effective source of renewable energy." However biomass's doubters remain undeterred. RSPB website pointed out the introduction to the report, stating it “openly admits that ‘bioenergy is not carbon neutral’ because of direct and indirect land use changes. And it goes on to admit that its own emissions calculation methodology is the reason that high-carbon bioenerg...

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