Green protesters demand end to Drax subsidies

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Calls to cut Drax power plant subsidies

A Yorkshire coal power station should not get millions of pound in support from government to convert to biomass, campaigners said yesterday. Last week Energy Secretary Ed Davey visited the Drax power plant to see the system which will transport biomass to its first converted unit. Three units in total are set to eventually use […]

Biomass loopholes ‘big enough to drive a logging truck through’

Green campaigners have attacked the revised sustainability criteria for the UK’s burgeoning biomass electricity industry. The Department of Energy and Climate and Change (DECC) says its “tough” new demands will mean biomass-fuelled generators must hit targets on how much carbon is emitted and whether enough trees have been replanted, with rules kicking in from April 2015. […]

Greens protest against Drax big biomass

ELN reports from outside the offices of Drax where green protestors claim big biomass is actually more harmful for the environment than burning coal. Hear their view and the response from Drax.

Biofuel or bio foe?

Should the UK keep on using biomass sourced from developing countries? ELN explores the debate.