12 Mar '12, 4pm

E.ON reassesses biomass plan as Bristol plant gets green light, reports @businessgreen #environmentnetwork

E.ON has started revising plans to build a 150MW biomass power station in North Somerset, after the government today granted consent for the green power plant. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) today confirmed it had granted permission for E.ON Climate and Renewables to construct a plant at the Royal Portbury Dock, which could provide enough electricity to power up to 160,000 homes. FURTHER READING Poland vetoes EU pathway to deeper emissions cuts Superdry group renews 100 per cent green energy contract DECC said the new plant would be fuelled mainly by imported virgin wood, dedicated energy crops, and locally sourced waste wood. If the project goes ahead, it could create up to 325 temporary jobs during construction, 35 full-time jobs during operation, and a further 20 contract personnel during routine and annual maintenance. E.ON said it would also set up...

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