Climate groups and MPs criticise proposals for consumers to foot bill to support biomass plant after existing scheme ends in 2027
Scheme to convert biomass units could become one of world’s most expensive energy projects, experts say
Biomass is often touted as sustainable, yet this is a gross oversimplification. As the article points out,
Neither has Drax given us carbon-free electricity – unless you turn a blind eye to a colossal bureaucratic sleight of hand.
Bloomberg alleges Drax idled an electricity generating unit and resold its biomass pellets rather than return money to bill payers
...electricity supplies this winter would be less secure
Energy company Drax scraps plan to bring two others out of retirement to help guard against power cuts
Two units at North Yorkshire plant could be brought out of retirement to prevent winter outages
Amite BioEnergy, which was fined $2.5m in 2021, notified Mississippi facility had breached emission limits
...the scale of CO2 emissions from Biomass cancels out any potential CO2 emissions savings made from using Weather-Dependent “Renewables”.
Shares in turmoil as government’s plan seems to rule out North Yorkshire biomass plant from race for subsidies
In the United Kingdom, the former Drax coal-fired power plant burns significant amounts of wood.
Critics say power generator would make loss without public support as firm boosts dividend after 84% rise in profits to £731m
Briefing notes obtained by FoI reveal minister meeting with Drax CEO was told Greenpeace supported practice
The BBC have finally caught up! There have been complaints for years about this:
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