29 Nov '12, 3pm

.@DebbieAnadapta ta Debbie. Did you see I posted a draft #biomass response on @AECBnet?

DECC is currently consulting on proposed “sustainability standards” for solid and gaseous biomass that will be awarded ROCs subsidy from 2013 – see http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/consultations/biomass_ro/biomass_ro.aspx . There plans to build an alarming number of very large new biomass power stations, as well as to convert some of the older, dirtier coal-fired stations to firing biomass. Most of the biomass would have to be imported – as much already is. The RSPB has published information on this (see for example http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/Bioenergy_a_burning_issue_1_tcm9-288702.pdf ), as have the campaign group Biofuelwatch (eg at http://www.biofuelwatch.org.uk/2012/biomass_myth_report/ ) . Currently these plants receive ROCs for burning pretty much anything; astonishingly, although the EU has set targets for renewables it does require any sustainability standa...

Full article: http://www.aecb.net/forum/index.php/topic,3775.0.html

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