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UK bets on biomass in move away from coal

 
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Aurora



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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 8:37 am    Post subject: UK bets on biomass in move away from coal Reply with quote

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Reuters - 25/05/12

Britain is placing Europe's biggest bet on biomass as an alternative to polluting oil and coal and expensive gas, but reliance on imports could challenge the plan's low-carbon credentials and Britain's energy security.

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woodburner



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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant, lets go to non-polluting bio-fuels then.

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Burning wood, sunflower husks or animal feces offers steady so-called "baseload" power,


Eutopia?

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"Biomass is perfect for baseload generation capacity because it's always available, it's not like wind power or solar,"


Oh yeah!!! We're saved Smile

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THERE'S A CATCH

One catch to the UK's biomass plans is its scant domestic supply, which will mean most of the UK's supply will have to be shipped from far-away places such as Canada or Australia, raising questions about just how "green" the plans will prove.

With the UK's biomass consumption expected to rise tenfold in the next 25 years, there are also concerns it could be vulnerable to supply disruptions from a handful of overseas exporters in the forest industry, where analysts say long-term supply deals are relatively rare.


Oh poo, back on yer 'eads while we keep spouting vomit.

Better grow sheep and make some clothes. Trouble is there will never be enough for everyone in densely populated countries like the UK.
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