Wind turbine collapses

A wind turbine in North Devon collapsed after a strong gust of wind. Welsh renewable firm Dulas installed the turbine, which was supposed to have a life expectancy of 25 years. The company said no one was injured and it is still looking into the main cause of the incident. A spokesperson said in a […]

Biomass ‘dirtier than coal’ based on “misleading information”

The report that suggested burning trees as biomass fuel is “dirtier than coal” is based on a paper which has “numerous factual errors”. That’s according to the Biomass Energy Centre, which commented after the RSPB, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace published a report, based on the Government’s own data, claiming biomass produces more emissions […]

New renewable heat proposals offer ‘reassurance’

The Government’s new renewable heat support has offered “reassurance” about the potential of renewables. UK renewable players have welcomed DECC’s additional support for domestic heat installations such as ground heat pumps, deep geothermal heat and combined heat and power. The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) offers subsidy to householders for the heat produced by their installed […]

Strong UK biomass future at risk

A strong future for biomass power is in danger of slipping through Britain’s fingers because the Government is delaying revealing news about the Renewables Obligation banding. Biomass is currently covered by the Renewables Obligation subsidy scheme, which lasts up to 2017, after which the industry subsidies will be covered by the Electricity Market Reform (EMR). […]