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STATEMENT: Back Biomass responds to Transport & Environment report

18/03/2015
Yesterday's Transport & Environment report is at best misinformed and at worst intentionally misleading. It confuses the different issues...
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BusinessGreen: Drax publishes biomass supply data in bid to address sustainability concerns

03/03/2015
Energy giant Drax has sought to alleviate concerns about the environmental impact of its ambitious plans to shift from coal to biomass power,...
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BusinessGreen: Next decade 'critical' for UK's energy future

16/02/2015
The coming decade will be crucial for the development of an affordable, low carbon energy system in the UK, according to the Energy Technologies...
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Bloomberg: Drax Rises as EU Approves UK Biomass Subsidies for MGT Power

23/01/2015
MGT Power Ltd.’s biomass power station in Northern England won European Union approval for U.K. government aid that will compensate for...
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Leading US academics urge UK policy makers to take a scientific approach to biomass

15/12/2014
 As reported in today’s Times, Prof. Bob Malmsheimer, one of the USA’s leading forestry academics, has urged UK Energy Secretary...
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The Times: Planting and burning billions of trees ‘will avert climate disaster’

03/11/2014
  Carbon dioxide will have to be extracted from the atmosphere and stored underground to prevent “severe, pervasive and irreversible”...
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BBC: Land sale agreed for biomass plant on Anglesey

29/10/2014
Plans to build a biomass energy centre and eco park on Anglesey creating 500 jobs have moved forward after an agreement on the land sale...
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Back Biomass responds to Owen Paterson MP’s remarks to the Global Warming Policy Foundation¹s annual lecture:

20/10/2014
Dr Nina Skorupska, Chief Executive of the REA, said: “Owen Paterson is a well-known climate change sceptic and, in this case in particular,...
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REA: Government figures highlight vital role of bioenergy

25/09/2014
  Biomass power and biofuels make record contributions to UK energy The Government’s quarterly Energy Trends publication [1] reveals...
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HMT: New infrastructure guarantee for Speyside renewable energy plan issued by Treasury

18/08/2014
  The Treasury today confirmed it will guarantee bonds worth up to £48.5 million for the Speyside Biomass Power project located in...
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REA: Ofgem issue updated guidance on RO Sustainability requirements, including treatment of consignments and call for evidence regarding voluntary schemes

11/08/2014
  Ofgem have published an Open letter on RO Sustainability Reporting slightly modifying their approach to reporting on ‘consignments’...
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CIWM Journal: Teesside Biomass Station Given The Green Light

28/07/2014
  A new biomass power station, which will burn waste wood, has been given the green light to begin construction, and should be fully operational...
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PRESS RELEASE: INDUSTRY WELCOMES BIOMASS EMISSIONS CALCULATOR

24/07/2014
  Tool demonstrates sustainable biomass can deliver cut in carbon emissions However, model stops short of considering real-world...
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Telegraph: Drax moves step closer to regaining biomass subsidy contract

23/07/2014
  Drax's hopes of regaining a coveted subsidy contract for its biomass conversion plans were buoyed on Wednesday night when ministers...
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The Guardian: Burning wood for power can be low carbon, UK government finds

23/07/2014
  Burning wood to produce electricity can produce lower carbon emissions than other fuels, but only under tightly controlled conditions,...
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Forisk Consulting: Reconciling US Pine Pulpwood Forecasts with Projected UK Wood Pellet Demand

10/05/2014
  By Amanda Lang This post includes an excerpt from the feature article in the March/April/May 2014 edition of Wood Bioenergy US...
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Air Quality News: Biomass emissions projected to fall in UK

09/05/2014
  Government forecasting drop in particulate matter and nitrogen oxide emissions from both domestic and power generation biomass in 2015 Emissions...
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Renewable energy industry supports over 100,000 jobs and is set for £64 billion of investment by 2020

30/04/2014
  REA, Innovas and PwC team up to produce industry-leading market report   The renewable energy industry has attracted almost £30...
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Herts Advertiser: Construction of St Albans biomass facility receives go-ahead

29/04/2014
A new biomass facility will begin construction early next year in Potters Crouch after being granted an environmental permit. The £60...
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The Herts Advertiser: Construction of St Albans biomass facility receives go-ahead

29/04/2014
  By Monique Hall   A new biomass facility will begin construction early next year in Potters Crouch after being granted an environmental...
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The Journal: Biomass switch moves closer for Lynemouth Power Station

24/04/2014
Plans to convert a Northumberland power station to a biomass facility have taken a major step forward following the awarding...
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Back Biomass statement: Biomass vital to UK energy mix

23/04/2014
  The Back Biomass campaign has today reiterated the importance of a strong and vibrant biomass sector in meeting the UK’s energy,...
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ClickGreen: US wood pellet exports to Europe hit record high to meet biomass demand

23/04/2014
Europe’s boom in biomass demand has led to a doubling of wood pellet exports from North America in just two years to reach 4.7...
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Department of Energy & Climate Change - Small businesses given boost to generate bioenergy from wetlands

17/04/2014
  British companies get innovation funding to demonstrate new ways of turning plant-based material into renewable heat and electricity Three...
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Utility Week: The IPCC says bioenergy is “critical,” so where are the supportive policies?

17/04/2014
We urgently need to phase out the use of coal and oil for energy and replace them with low carbon technologies such as renewables. A “tripling...
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The Independent: Drax’s dynamo is the power behind our electricity

08/04/2014
If you have ever wondered what Dante’s Inferno might look like, step inside the belly of the Drax power station in Selby and you’ll...
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BACK BIOMASS CAMPAIGN “DEEPLY CONCERNED” BY PULL-OUT

28/03/2014
  The announcement that two UK Biomass projects which had been granted planning permission may not proceed to development, has today been...
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Penn Energy: Biomass conversion would enable Ireland to meet EU target

27/03/2014
March 27, 2014 By Diarmaid Williams International Digital Editor A report on the Irish power sector...
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Eco Business: China’s big plans for biomass

26/03/2014
  China, the world's top emitter, is only using about five per cent of its total biomass potential. The article relays China’s plans...
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Daily Fusion: U.S. Biomass Energy Consumption Grows 60% from 2002 to 2013

21/03/2014
  March 21, 2014  @  12:31 EDT Biomass energy consumed, by type, 2002-2013. (Source: EIA, Monthly Energy...
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Anchorage Daily News: Alaska Energy Authority plans biomass projects

20/03/2014
  JUNEAU, ALASKA — The Alaska Energy Authority will be installing 14 biomass boiler projects this year, and six of those projects...
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EADT 24: Bury St Edmunds: Traditional Regency Hotel goes green with new biomass boiler that burns wood chips

20/03/2014
  Jon Vale West Suffolk reporterThursday, March 20, 2014 7:30 PM One of the most traditional hotels in Bury St Edmunds is leading...
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REA comments on Budget 2014

19/03/2014
  Chancellor’s policies do not match green rhetoric Chancellor George Osborne has hailed the role of renewables and energy efficiency...
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Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Industrial Museum gets biomass boiler

19/03/2014
  By Chris Young, T&A Reporter Bradford Industrial Museum An attraction documenting Bradford’s smoggy industrial past will...
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Back Biomass campaign response to David Rose article in the Sunday Mail

18/03/2014
  Daily Mail journalist David Rose has written an article condemning the UK’s biomass sector, claiming that it’s unsustainable,...
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BusinessGreen: UK biomass heating industry 'far exceeding' sustainability standards

18/03/2014
As the government prepares to launch its Renewable Heat Incentive(RHI) for homeowners, new industry analysis has...
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Bernard Matthews and Lumicity announce £24.5m biomass boiler deal

13/03/2014
The UK’s largest turkey producer, Bernard Matthews, has announced a biomass roll-out project that will see 179 boilers installed across...
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Back Biomass campaign calls for clarity from Government support for biomass

06/03/2014
  The announcement that renewable energy developer RES is to cease work on its biomass power station project at the Port of Blyth in Northumberland...
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Spencer completes first stage of £150m biomass project

02/03/2014
  TOWERING over the Hull skyline, a giant silo has been erected to help one of Britain’s biggest power stations become greener. Engineering...
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Forestry Commission: Britain’s forest area hits almost 3m hectares

24/02/2014
The Forestry Commission has published new maps and statistics showing that Great Britain has about two and a half times more forest and woodland...
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ClickGreen: UK could generate almost half its energy needs from biomass sources

19/02/2014
The UK could generate almost half its energy needs from biomass sources, including household waste, agricultural residues and home-grown biofuels...
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Grimsby Telegraph: Drax results 'vindicate biomass conversion strategy'

18/02/2014
POWER giant Drax’s results for 2013 “vindicate the biomass conversion strategy” that has brought £75-million...
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Grimsby Telegraph: Huge biomass transformation taking shape across the £700m supply chain that Immingham sits in the midst of

11/02/2014
  ENERGY secretary Ed Davey has officially opened the complex systems that will be used to handle the three million tonnes of biomass set...
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BusinessGreen: Whisky to energy galore as biomass plant gets green light

06/02/2014
Plans for an anaerobic digestion plant to use waste at the Glenfiddich Distillery to generate power approved by councillors   A...
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BBC: Kronospan biomass plan to 'secure jobs' at Chirk factory

04/02/2014
Plans for a biomass energy-producing plant at Kronospan's chipboard factory in Chirk have been given the go ahead by Wrexham councillors. The...
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BusinessGreen: UK confirms that it hit first carbon budget

04/02/2014
The UK cut greenhouse gas emissions enough to meet its first carbon budget, according to new figures released today by the government. However,...
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The Courier: £325 million Rosyth biomass plant approved

24/01/2014
Planning consent has been granted for a £325 million renewable energy project in Fife that could bring hundreds of jobs to...
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Swindon Advertiser: Parish council backs Honda biomass plans

22/01/2014
PLANS for a state-of-the-art energy centre at Honda received a boost at a meeting of South Marston Parish Council last...
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BusinessGreen: RWE insists Lynemouth biomass conversion plans still on track

17/01/2014
Energy giant RWE has denied reports it is putting up the "for sale" sign on its Lynemouth plant in Northumberland, despite its...
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reNews: Unions bid to save biomass jobs

16/01/2014
Unions GMB and Unite have warned the government that some 850 jobs will be lost unless it reverses the decision to exclude the coal...
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The Almagest: Burning biomass pellets instead of wood or plants in China could lower mercury emissions

08/01/2014
For millions of homes, plants, wood and other types of “biomass” serve as an essential source of fuel, especially in developing countries,...
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reNews: 37.5MW biomass plant wraps up

06/01/2014
Contractor Leidos has completed construction of the 37.5MW Plainfield biomass generation project in Plainfield, Connecticut owned by Enova...
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Meg Munn MP - Drax power station – moving over to biomass

03/01/2014
  Meg Munn MP took part in a visit to Drax power station in Yorkshire which the Industry and Parliament Trust recently organised. The focus...
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Farmers Guardian: Biomass boiler providing cheaper heating alternative

20/12/2013
The installation of a biomass boiler to create heating from linseed bales at a Gloucestershire farm is proving considerably cheaper to...
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Key politicians back Honda biomass plan

19/12/2013
  THERE has been a positive reaction to Honda’s plan to build a brand new energy centre at its factory in South Marston. As...
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Drax letter to Financial Times: Critical role of biomass in UK’s energy needs

16/12/2013
  Sir, Your editorial “Europe’s biomorass” (December 12) was right to highlight the need to ensure that biomass used...
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Bloomberg News: U.K. Lawmakers Urge Government to Back Eggborough Biomass Plans

16/12/2013
By Louise Downing December 16, 2013         A group of U.K. lawmakers today urged the government...
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The Bioenergy site: Consultation on Non-Domestic RHI Concludes

16/12/2013
  The RHI has been available to the commercial, industrial and public sectors since November 2011 to financially support the move to...
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Back Biomass Response to Financial Times leader - 11 December 2013

12/12/2013
  Sir,   In response to your leader (Europe’s Biomorass, 11 December 2013), the strike price for conversion biomass will be...
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Letsrecycle.com: GIB invests in Birmingham biomass plant

12/12/2013
  By Michael Holder A £47.8 million waste wood biomass plant is set to be built in Birmingham after the Green Investment Bank today...
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The Bioenergy Site: UK Major Importer of US Wood Pellets

12/12/2013
  Pellet export volumes from North America to Europe continued to rise during the 2Q/13, representing steady growth for the past...
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DECC Energy trends and prices statistical release: 28 November 2013

28/11/2013
  The latest provisional monthly energy statistics produced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change were released on 28 November...
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Biomass Magazine: Reinventing the Rail Car

20/11/2013
A three-party collaboration between Drax, Lloyd's Register Rail U.K. and WH Davis has yielded the world’s first pellet rail wagon, which...
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Imperative Energy Secures Planning Consent for Landmark Biomass CHP and District Heating Project

19/11/2013
  November 11, 2013 – Manchester based renewable energy company Imperative Energy Ltd (“IEL”) today announced that Solihull...
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FT: Drax powers a brighter future with biomass

18/11/2013
  By Michael Kavanagh It may be good for the planet but it is explosive stuff. The feedstock behind attempts by Britain’s biggest...
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Yorkshire Post: Drax hails biomass success

14/11/2013
POWER station Drax said full year earnings will be “materially ahead” of market forecasts following a better than expected performance...
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Back Biomass statement on Biofuelwatch report “Biomass: The Chain of Destruction”

12/11/2013
  This Biofuelwatch ‘report’ appears to be intentionally misleading in its misrepresentation of the biomass sector in the UK.   Despite...
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REA: Public support for renewables holds strong

05/11/2013
   Support for renewables remains constant at 76%  76% of respondents surveyed by the Government “support the use of renewable...
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State of the sector report reveals greater confidence in renewables industry

01/11/2013
Recent political messaging risks undermining the new jobs and investments the renewable energy industry stands poised to deliver, the Renewable...
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UK’s renewable electricity capacity up 38 per cent in a year

31/10/2013
  Renewable electricity capacity has risen by 38 per cent in the past year, while renewables’ share of electricity was at...
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Sussex Express: New biomass boiler system opened by MP Charles Hendry in Laughton

26/10/2013
  Wealden MP Charles Hendry, a former Energy Minister, formally opened the newly installed biomass boiler at Laughton Lodge Community.   The...
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MRW: Biomass energy production to triple for £100m housing project

25/10/2013
An energy management firm is to expand its biomass energy centre to heat 500 homes at a low-carbon development in Derwenthorpe, York.   Dalkia...
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FT: Stobart wheels out biomass strategy

24/10/2013
  By Thomas Hale Trains, planes and biomass are now StobartGroup’s priorities, as the high-profile haulage...
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Renewable Energy Association - REA welcomes Treasury's focus on renewables in infrastructure guarantee list

23/10/2013
Renewables bridging the generation gap this decade   DECC must bring forward new biomass power plants The Treasury has announced today...
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Energy, road and rail projects worth £33 billion pass 'first hurdle' in getting a government infrastructure guarantee.

23/10/2013
  Energy, road and rail projects worth £33 billion have passed the first hurdle in getting a government infrastructure guarantee...
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FT: Case study: biomass fuels industrial rebirth in the UK

14/10/2013
  By Michael Kavanagh Ironbridge, the 18th century birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, and Drax, the UK’s biggest...
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Utility Week: GIB to invest £11m into Welsh biomass plant

01/10/2013
The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has announced it will invest £11m to purchase and upgrade an operational biomass plant in Port Talbot,...
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Let's Recycle: Stobart Biomass announces Wales waste wood deal

30/09/2013
Stobart Biomass has signed a 15-year feedstock contract for the 14.7MW Western Bioenergy Limited biomass facility in South Wales, which will...
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BusinessGreen: Sky heats up biomass switchover

27/09/2013
Sky's ambition to cut its carbon emissions by one quarter have taken another step forward this week, after the broadcaster cut the ribbon on...
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reNews: UK renewables output up 56%

26/09/2013
Renewable generation in the UK grew by 56% to 12.8TWh in the second quarter of 2013 with its share of electricity generation up 5% from the same...
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DECC: Guidance Applying for a place within the 400MW cap on new build dedicated biomass projects (Renewables Obligation)

23/09/2013
DECC has published guidance on how to apply for a place within the 400MW cap on new build dedicated biomass projects under the Renewables Obligation here. Applications...
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Southern Daily Echo: Helius vows to power on with biomass scheme for Southampton

20/09/2013
THE firm behind Southampton’s controversial biomass plant has vowed to plough on with its plans, despite suffering a major...
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Liverpool Daily Post: Stobart in 1m tonnes biomass supply deal

09/09/2013
Logistics to airports group Stobart has announced a significant supply deal for its biomass division today. The group has entered into...
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DECC Public Attitudes Tracker – Wave 6 published

03/09/2013
DECC has today published its Public Attitudes Tracker –Wave 6: Summary of key findings.
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Forestry Commission Scotland: Can you turn your woodlands into an asset?

28/08/2013
Learning how to manage woodlands to deliver a new income stream from woodfuel is the focus of a free event being staged at Maybole, Ayrshire...
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DECC: New biomass sustainability criteria to provide certainty for investors to 2027

22/08/2013
Press release: From April 2015 biomass industry must show fuel is sustainable or lose financial support Biomass...
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Biomass Magazine: Independent power production contributes to UK energy mix

20/08/2013
  A report published by U.K.-based energy purchaser SmartestEnergy highlights the contribution commercial-scale independent renewable energy...
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Biomass energy growth flags as official support wavers

15/08/2013
  By Guy Chazan The UK biomass industry received a shot in the arm this week, as a Danish pension fundpledged to invest £128m...
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FT: Tilbury power plant closes after biomass grant refused

13/08/2013
One of Britain’s oldest power stations will close on Tuesday after the government refused to award it a subsidy to switch from coal to...
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Farmers Weekly: Woodland values rise in line with timber demand

08/08/2013
Strong capital appreciation and a buoyant outlook for the long-term timber market continue to drive demand for woodland. Commercial...
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BusinessGreen: Government publishes crucial contract for difference terms

07/08/2013
Government says details will help investment community 'get on and invest' in low-carbon energy projects   Further...
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DECC: Response to Breathe Clean Air Group campaign about burning wood and biomass

29/07/2013
  Response from the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to the Breathe Clean Air Group about the Barton Renewable Energy...
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Bdaily - Drax unveils first Biomass rail freight wagon

28/07/2013
  Drax has unveiled the UK’s first purpose-built biomass rail freight wagon at the National Railway Museum in York, which is part...
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DECC - Go ahead for Northumberland Biomass project

24/07/2013
Blyth Harbour biomass power station approved North Blyth Energy Ltd has been granted permission by Government to construct a 99.9MW biomass...
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BusinessGreen: Green light for North Blyth biomass power plant

24/07/2013
RES secures planning approval for new 100MW biomass facility, details plan to ensure fuel comes from sustainable sources By James...
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RES DELIGHTED BY GOVERNMENT APPROVAL OF BIOMASS POWER STATION FOR THE NORTH EAST

24/07/2013
  - Decision gives green light to low carbon energy and job creationas part of £250m investment -   Leading British renewable...
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Politics.co.uk - Nigel Adams

18/07/2013
  The challenge facing renewable energy in the UK can be summed up by two events which took place on the same day in early July. On the...
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BBC: Why Drax is investing in biomass technology

18/07/2013
The government is turning away from its controversial policy of subsidising UK power stations to generate electricity from burning wood. It...
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DECC Draft Delivery Plan

17/07/2013
  Press release Investors will receive further certainty today of how the government will support investment in...
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Scotsman.com: Tomatin Distillery toasts funding for biomass plant

17/07/2013
  A BIOMASS plant at a distillery near Inverness has become the first project in Scotland to win funding from the Green Investment Bank...
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Guardian: Dangerous global warming could be reversed, say scientists

12/07/2013
  A combination of burning trees for energy and capturing and storing carbon dioxide could offset and even reverse emissions   Global...
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reNews: Kedco eyes 10MW Devon biomass

02/07/2013
Kedco has signed heads of terms for a new biomass project with a capacity of up to 10MW in Plymouth. The agreement with London & Devonshire...
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Plant Engineer: Biomass power is major omission from renewable power prices

01/07/2013
  Dedicated biomass power is the only major omission from the draft strike prices announced at the end of last week (27 June 2013) by the...
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Utility Week: Dedicated biomass left off renewables support list

28/06/2013
  The future for dedicated biomass plant is uncertain after the Department of Energy and Climate Change revealed yesterday the technology...
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Business Green: Will the strike prices hit their target?

28/06/2013
The renewable energy industry has cautiously welcomed new draft strike prices for low carbon energy projects, but warned it is too early to say...
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Evening Telegraph: Benefits of biomass to Dundee’s waterfront?

24/06/2013
By MICHAEL OWENS, 19 June 2013 11.00am. An artist's impression of the new biomass plant at Dundee Harbour.  The...
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Bd online: Ryder Architecture gets go-ahead for biomass plant

24/06/2013
Scheme to finish in 2017 Ryder Architecture has been given the go-ahead for what will be the largest biomass power plant in Scotland. Based...
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Bioenergy Insight: Technip wins contract for new biomass-to-liquid plant

24/06/2013
Technip, a France-based project management and engineering company, has won a multi-million euro front end contract to build a second generation...
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Selby Times: Drax chief executive awarded CBE

24/06/2013
Picture: Lorne Campbell / Guzelian Dorothy Thompson, CEO of Drax Power station, Drax, near Selby, North Yorkshire. She is pictured with the...
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The Economist: How Britain developed a truly competitive rail freight market

22/06/2013
    The engine that could ONLY esoteric trainspotters pay much attention to freight locomotives. By comparison...
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North West Evening Mail: Hotel puts its energy into biomass boiler

17/06/2013
Published at 11:15, Monday, 17 June 2013 A KESWICK hotel has had a £160,000 biomass boiler fitted to cut down its energy bills. CUTTING...
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All Party Parliamentary Biomass meeting

11/06/2013
Written by the Back Biomass campaign. The All-Party Parliamentary Biomass Group met on Tuesday 11 June 2013. The keynote speakers were: Simon...
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Wall Street Journal: Why U.S. Wood Can—and Should—Power Europe

10/06/2013
A forest owner (and Rolling Stones keyboardist) on the benefits of 'biomass' sales. CHUCK LEAVELL: In the past two weeks, news reports have...
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DECC: £1.3million boost for three clean energy entrepreneurs

10/06/2013
Three British companies have today been given a boost of £1.34million to test cutting edge designs in bioenergy Press...
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Renewable Energy Focus: REA: don't confuse biomass with 'bad forestry'

10/06/2013
  Environmentalists are trying to block the expansion of a transatlantic trade bringing American wood to burn in European power stations,...
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No 10: Prime Minister visits Diageo distillery to see how renewable energy is powering growth

07/06/2013
  The Prime Minister shows his support for the renewable energy revolution powering Scotch whisky export growth.   The...
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Utility Week: Wood panel firm slammed for 'opportunistic' anti-biomass ads

06/06/2013
Ads placed by Norbord attack biomass subsidies A wood panel maker that placed adverts campaigning against biomass subsidies has been accused...
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Panel board company accused of biomass opportunism

03/06/2013
  A new investigation into the profits and costs of Canadian panel board manufacturer Norbord suggests that its lobbying against renewable...
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BBC: Go-ahead for Forth Energy wood-fuel power station at Grangemouth

03/06/2013
  Consent has been granted to develop a £465m wood-fuelled heat and power plant at the Port of Grangemouth. Forth Energy said the...
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Yorkshire Post: Spencer Group builds landmark silo tower in biomass scheme

30/05/2013
  A NEW landmark has appeared on the Hull skyline. Engineering business Spencer Group is building a facility to support a major green...
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Back Biomass - May Newsletter

30/05/2013
  In brief   Big push to safeguard biomass in the Energy Bill REA hits back at biomass “pseudo-science” ECC Committee...
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E&T: Biomass plants do 'not threaten' food production

29/05/2013
By Tereza Pultarova The possible conflicts over land-use with food production needs should not prevent the Government from further...
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In Cumbria: Cumbrian skills praised at Iggesund biomass launch

29/05/2013
  By Jonathan Lee   Cumbria has the skills, workforce, and ideal environment to make it an attractive investment opportunity for...
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Business Green: Estover toasts Sandwich biomass plant

28/05/2013
£65m combined heat and power plant at Local Enterprise Zone in Kent could start construction next year By Jessica Shankleman   Renewable...
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Let's Recycle: Three biomass projects take steps forward

24/05/2013
Three planned waste wood burning biomass facilities in England have taken steps forward, with plants in Cheshire and Greater Manchester both...
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HNV: Biomass company to provide biomass heat cabins to NHS Highland

22/05/2013
  Fort William-based HWEnergy is to provide heat cabins to at least 10 NHS Highland sites in a deal worth over £2m.   NHS...
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ECC Committee hears evidence on bioenergy

21/05/2013
  The Energy and Climate Change Committee today held an oral evidence session as part of its inquiry into bioenery. The Committee heard...
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Back Biomass campaign: The Truth about "Dirtier than Coal"

21/05/2013
  Overview This paper explains how the claim that biomass is “Dirtier than Coal” is completely false and misrepresents the...
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Business Green: Green Investment Bank makes £5m biomass commitment

20/05/2013
  Injection into private fund mobilises a further £5m for project replacing inefficient heating systems with biomass boilers A Green...
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Kent Business: Biomass plant creates more than 25 jobs at Ridham Dock near Sittingbourne

16/05/2013
A £118 million biomass power plant fuelled by old timber is creating more than 25 jobs in Kent.   The project by German energy...
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FarmingUK: Biomass & Farming Businesses host Business Secretary

15/05/2013
  Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Vince Cable MP and Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore MP visited a...
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Forest2Market: Smoke and Mirrors - Wood Biomass and the Environment

14/05/2013
  Posted on May 13, 2013 by LeAndra Spicer   In the most recent attempt to convince the public that burning wood biomass is somehow...
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REA: DECC biomass cap “the best way of implementing a flawed concept”

13/05/2013
The race is on: Biomass project developers rush to fit their projects within the 400MW cap DECC has today launched a “Consultation...
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Utility Weel: Biomass projects must be 'shovel-ready' to come in under subsidy cap

13/05/2013
  Dedicated biomass projects must secure finance and be ready for construction to get in under the government's cap for guaranteed subsidies,...
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MRW: Biomass capacity consulation launched

13/05/2013
  Proposals for how new-build biomass projects will be allocated support under the Government’s Renewables Obligation (RO) subsidy...
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Business Green: Biomass development cap to come into effect from summer

13/05/2013
  Industry declares 'race is on' for projects to secure backing through Renewables Obligation mechanism   The government has today...
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Edie: FCC harvests first biomass crop on landfill sites

08/05/2013
  FCC Environment has harvested its first crop of biomass fuel grown on two of its restored landfill and quarry sites.  The waste...
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BBC: Esa approves Biomass satellite to monitor Earth's forests

07/05/2013
  A satellite that can "weigh" the Earth's forests has just been given the go ahead by the European Space Agency.   Biomass, as...
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REA HITS BACK AT BIOMASS “PSEUDO-SCIENCE”

03/05/2013
  PRESS RELEASE REA HITS BACK AT BIOMASS “PSEUDO-SCIENCE” The Renewable Energy Association, whose members include both large...
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Daily Post: 150 jobs created by biomass company on Anglesey

02/05/2013
50 jobs in the short term with another 100 when the operation starts to grow   MORE than 100 jobs will be created on Anglesey by a biomass...
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Grimsby Telegraph: Firm leads way to deliver biomass facility at Port of Immingham

02/05/2013
  CONTRACTS have been awarded for the building of the "UK's most technically-advanced" biomass handling terminal, at Immingham.   Graham...
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Drax Biomass backed by UK Guarantee

24/04/2013
Today, Drax Group Plc has announced that private funding for the conversion of their coal-fired power station to biomass will be the first to...
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Power Engineering International: Ditch coal for biomass and gas and build nuclear, urges UK report

22/04/2013
  A cornerstone of the UK decarbonising its power sector is to switch from coal to biomass or gas and build a wave of new nuclear and renewable...
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Back Biomass - April Newsletter

18/04/2013
  In brief New campaigning page set up on Back Biomass website MP Committee to discuss biomass Rebutting myths and media news Next...
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Back Biomass - response to The Economist

17/04/2013
Back Biomass Campaign Response to the Economist On 6th April 2013, The Economist published two articles (a report and an editorial) attacking...
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Logistics Manager: Biomass helps Unilever to save 1m tonnes CO2 and €300m

15/04/2013
  Unilever says it has cut CO2 from its logistics and manufacturing by one million tonnes since 2008.   The reduction is...
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Back Biomass campaign letter response to Economist articles

10/04/2013
  Sir,   Biomass, the fourth most abundant fuel on our planet, offers a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels and incentivises...
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The Telegraph: Eco living: it's time to stop wasting wood

10/04/2013
  Paul Page has heated his Seventies Norfolk bungalow completely free for three years, and he's very unhappy about it. He heats his home...
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Biomass Magazine: U.K. power production from plant biomass doubled in 2012

05/04/2013
    The U.K. Department of Energy & Climate Change recently released an updated set of statistics on energy trends and prices....
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BBC: Dundee biomass plant 'would have negligible impact' on air quality

04/04/2013
  Plans for a biomass plant in Dundee have taken a step forward after a study suggested its impact on local air pollution would be negligible. Forth...
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EEC: Energy Efficient Enfield to house new Biomass Combined Heat and Power Plant

04/04/2013
  A recent project to be undertaken by developer Kedco, has been given the go ahead by Enfield council. The biomass combined heat and power...
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Scunthorpe Telegraph: 'Significant jobs' as Hull firm wins biomass contract

03/04/2013
  A HULL company is among the first to benefit from supply chain opportunities linked to a £100m investment in the Humber Ports.   This...
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Biomass Magazine: ABP makes investments in port pellet terminals to support Drax

29/03/2013
Associated British Ports has announced that it has signed a 15-year contract with Drax Power Ltd., operating subsidiary of Drax Group Plc, which...
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Grimsby Telegraph: 100 New Jobs for Humber Region in £700m Biomass Boom

28/03/2013
 IMMINGHAM is at the centre of a £700-million investment in a trans-Atlantic biomass energy supply chain spanning 5,000 miles. A total...
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Recycline and Waste World: Biomass scheme receives Green Investment Bank funding

28/03/2013
  The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) will provide £18m of funding towards a new biomass project in Cambridgeshire that is expected...
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The Daily Telegraph: Eco-heat for Her Majesty

25/03/2013
The Queen is following the lead of Prince Charles, with plans to heat homes and businesses on the Crown Estate in Windsor using woodchips from...
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Business Green: Hospital biomass scheme gets £18m Green Investment Bank injection

25/03/2013
The Green Investment Bank will provide £18m towards funding a biomass energy centre to power two Cambridge hospitals, marking the institution's...
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REA: Modelling our way to biomass paralysis

22/03/2013
Stewart Boyle has been working in the solid biomass sector for more than a decade. Attending a recent DECC workshop on ‘Biomass Sustainability’...
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The Telegraph: Gas is running low as chill continues

21/03/2013
The coldest March in decades is putting a strain on the supply of stored gas, according to a fresh analysis that predicts reserves could be...
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MPs debate Biomass Power Generation

21/03/2013
MPs met yesterday for an adjournment debate on biomass power generation. The official transcript of the debate can be found here.
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MRW: MPs support waste wood biomass

21/03/2013
Biomass power generation must focus on waste, Labour’s shadow energy secretary said.   Tom Greatrex told MPs there should be...
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Scunthorpe Telegraph: Biomass power plant approved for Hibaldstow airfield

19/03/2013
 The go-ahead has been given to build a biomass power plant on part of Hibaldstow airfield, off Redbourne Road. Merlin Renewables Ltd, based...
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Reuters: E.ON to start second UK biomass conversion unit on Saturday

18/03/2013
German utility E.ON (EONGn.DE) will on Saturday start operating a second biomass conversion unit at its Ironbridge power plant in Britain, a...
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Eurelectric: AEBIOM and EURELECTRIC call for EU wide binding sustainability criteria for biomass now!

13/03/2013
  Bioenergy, and in particular solid woody biomass, will play a crucial role in meeting the EU’s 2020 renewable energy targets and...
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The Carbon Brief: New government research adds to biomass emissions controversy

13/03/2013
Government research examining emissions from biomass power generation seems unlikely to settle arguments over how polluting it is. But as campaigners...
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Back Biomass Campaign: Statement on DECC Carbon Calculator

12/03/2013
  Please find below a response from the Back Biomass campaign in response to Friends of the Earth’s claims about DECC's carbon calculator...
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Back Biomass News Bulletin

11/03/2013
Back Biomass News Bulletin - 11 March 2013      In Brief   Industry alert on Energy Bill Clearing up confusion...
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Utility Week: Anti-biomass lobby 'could derail Energy Bill', warns REA

11/03/2013
The Energy Bill "risks being hijacked by the anti-biomass lobby", the Renewable Energy Association's Back Biomass campaign has warned. Liberal...
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Financial Times: Government pledges Drax biomass support

08/03/2013
 A £225m green energy project at the big coal-fired power plant is to receive a guarantee under George Osborne’s push for infrastructure...
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The Carbon Brief: Is it bourgeois to worry about biofuels?

07/03/2013
A committee of MPs approved new subsidies for bioenergy yesterday, despite controversy over the environmental impact of the fuels. Many academics...
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Independent.ie: With Kyoto kicking in, opportunities abound in biomass production

07/03/2013
Boatloads of almond shells from Spain, cocoa husks from Nigeria and palm kernel from Malaysia being imported into a country where the trees and...
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Response to BBC article and Today programme

06/03/2013
This morning there was an article by Roger Harrabin (BBC News) and a piece on BBC 4 Today’s programme on the role of biofuels, headlined...
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APPG: Hayes seeks to reasure investors on biomass

05/03/2013
At a recent meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Biomass (on 26/02/2013) the Energy Minister, John Hayes MP, sought to reassure...
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Energy Global: Support mechanisms for co-firing biomass in coal-fired power plants

05/03/2013
Biomass is an ancient fuel that has been used for several thousands of years. Currently, more than 60% of biomass consumption is still used for...
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NNFCC: Natural England urges farmers to take advantage of Energy Crop Scheme before 31st August

05/03/2013
Natural England is urging farmers and other land managers to apply to the Energy Crops Scheme by Saturday 31st August 2013 for new agreements starting this...
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Inside Climate News: Cellulosic Biofuels to Boom in 2015, Beta Renewables Says

05/03/2013
Biofuels made from wood waste and sugarcane have languished well below expectations for years but new production coming on line promises explosive...
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Rutland Herald: Biomass, greenhouse project promises 300 jobs

27/02/2013
An agreement between the developer of a proposed biomass and pellet manufacturing facility and a local hydroponic vegetable producer promises...
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ARC energy reduction solutions: Busting the myths about biomass

26/02/2013
ARC are extremely excited to be adding biomass for businesses to our list of products and services. As a company that enjoys promoting the most...
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Gasworld: Acquisition signals healthy growth in the biomass fuel sector

25/02/2013
 LC Energy, a specialist in sustainable wood fuel supply, has announced its acquisition of Harvest Wood Fuels bulk pellet business, a top...
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The Times: Drax bets £700m on replacing coal with wood

23/02/2013
The chief executive of the coal power station that generates about 7 per cent of Britain’s electricity is speculating about the global...
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Thurrock Gazette: Biomass plan at power station gets the nod

23/02/2013
Thurrock Council’s planning committee has given plans to upgrade Tilbury Power Station the green light. Permission means it is now unlikely...
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REA News: Biomass sustainability

22/02/2013
  Despite the polarised reports, good forestry practices and biomass power can go hand in hand.  Paul Thompson says sustainability...
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Renewable Energy Magazine: New opportunities for biomass on horizon in Poland

22/02/2013
   At present about 50 per cent of the Polish electricity from renewable energies is produced from biomass and almost a third comes...
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Biomass Magazine: Australian Energy Plan Calls for Increased Use of Biomass

22/02/2013
The Australian Greens, a political party, has published a new energy proposal calling for investment in clean energy infrastructure. The report...
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AEBIOM: Sustainably managed forests can save at least ten times more CO2 than unmanaged forests

21/02/2013
Sustainably managed forests can save at least ten times more CO2 than unmanaged forests WBA, AEBIOM, ABA appeal to policy makers to take scientific...
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FT: Drax presses on with switch from coal

20/02/2013
  Drax Group said it remained on track to convert half its generating capacity from coal to wood pellets and other environment-friendly...
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Back Biomass campaign press release: Biomass is key to bridging the energy gap

20/02/2013
  PRESS RELEASE Immediate release   Biomass is key to bridging the energy gap Responding to the comments of Alistair Buchanan,...
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BusinessWeek: Helius to Sell Shares for Biomass, Talks to RBS, Lloyds on Loans

18/02/2013
  Helius Energy Plc, a U.K. biomass developer, plans to raise 6.2 million pounds ($9.6 million) to fund a pipeline of wood-to-power facilities...
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CAT opens biomass teaching facility

15/02/2013
  Over the past year CAT has been building a biomass teaching facility, which has just opened. Approved by HETAS – the regulatory...
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Renewable Energy World: Making Biomass Part of the Energy Mix

15/02/2013
  Julian Critchlow and Arnaud Leroi, Bain & Company    Biomass as a source for power and heat generation promises to play...
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H&V News: Biomass webinar to highlight benefits of ‘retrofitting’

14/02/2013
Rural Energy is holding a free biomass webinar offering help and advice on the best ways to take advantage of the renewable technology.   The...
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Biomass Magazine: Climate Change and Biomass

14/02/2013
  Erin Voegele Climate change received a lot of political attention this month. First, the USDA published two reports that analyze the...
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Back Biomass Campaign Response to Graham Jones MP

13/02/2013
  A response to Graham Jones MP on competition between the biomass and furniture industries In a recent blogpost, Graham Jones, the...
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Matlock Mercury: Greener future for Chatsworth House

12/02/2013
  Derbyshire’s leading stately home is set to take a pioneering step to a greener future, the Mercury can reveal. Chatsworth House...
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PermaCulture: New Investment Scheme Helps Scottish Farm Reduce Carbon & Save Money

12/02/2013
  An Inverness-shire farm in Scotland has found a finance solution that has helped them begin their journey to reduce their carbon...
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Farmers Weekly: Biomass has role to play in forest management

05/02/2013
  Biomass could play a role in helping farmers and landowners better manage their woodland. In the government's Forestry and Woodlands...
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Red Orbit: Mapping Forest Biomass To Understand The Global Carbon Cycle

05/02/2013
  Satellite radar data are being used to map Earth’s vital resources. The latest advances and applications of the POLinSAR remote...
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Business Recorder: Bringing biomass into the energy mix?

04/02/2013
  The crackling sound and the comforting glow of the traditional log fire can come to the industrial fore as a promising renewable resource....
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Renewable Energy World: Wood-based Biomass Blossoming in Asia

04/02/2013
  Wood-fired biomass has tended to mean feedstock from North America and generation in Europe, yet recent developments in Asia suggest...
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Standard Digital: Advantages of the use of biomass in energy supply

03/02/2013
  Biomass resources have four key advantages over fossil fuels and other renewable energy sources: • Biomass resources are diverse,...
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REA: Biomass key to meeting DEFRA's woodlands priorities, says campaign

31/01/2013
   Government forest policy statement welcomed by Back Biomass campaign Biomass ‘works alongside other industries to improve...
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Materials Recycling World: Biomass key to meeting Defra’s woodlands priorities, says campaign

31/01/2013
  Government forest policy statement has been welcomed by the Back Biomass campaign. The Department for Environment, Farming and Rural...
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The Courier: Fife biomass plant fuels growth for Malcolm Logistics

30/01/2013
Scottish transportation firm Malcolm Logistics has been awarded a multi-million-pound contract to carry thousands of tonnes of wood chippings...
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Biomass Magazine: Alter NRG announces commissioning of biomass gasifier in China

30/01/2013
  Alter NRG Corp. has announced that Wuhan Kaidi, which purchased a Westinghouse Plasma gasifier design, and plasma torch systems, from...
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Biomass Magazine: Northern Ireland sets support levels for biomass power

30/01/2013
  The Northern Ireland government has announced new support levels for biomass and solar under the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation,...
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iomtoday.com.im: QEII High School running on Biomass Boiler

30/01/2013
  QUEEN Elizabeth II High School has become the first school on the island to install an eco-friendly woodchip boiler. The school is also...
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FT: Biomass - Nascent sector tipped to go mainstream despite doubts

28/01/2013
Original link here By Sylvia Pfeifer Everyone knows the comforting glow of a roaring log fire. This traditional form of heating is coming back...
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Biomass boost from Royal Bank of Scotland

28/01/2013
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is considering investing around £400 million (€467.8 million) into biomass projects throughout 2013.   It...
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Back Biomass News Bulletin Part 1 - 25 January 2013

25/01/2013
Twitter account and website improvements  We are delighted to announce that we have launched our Back Biomass Twitter account @BackBiomass –...
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Back Biomass News Bulletin Part 2 - 25 January 2013

25/01/2013
Invitation to meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Biomass Group with speech from Energy Minister John Hayes MP – 26 February 2013 The...
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Builders' Merchants News: ‘Go Green’ with a new biomass heating system

24/01/2013
  As the first builders' merchant in the UK to take on the green energy centre franchise, The Builders Supply Company based in...
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EcoSeed: 21st European Biomass Conference and Exhibition

24/01/2013
  THE LARGEST GATHERING OF BIOMASS EXPERTS COMES TO DENMARK IN 2013 Held in different cities annually, the European Biomass Conference...
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Farmers Guardian: Willow crop proving its worth in East Yorkshire

24/01/2013
   WATER-HUNGRY energy crops such as willow could become more common on arable enterprises if Britain is to experience the wetter...
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Biomass Magazine: UK Energy and Utilities Alliance launches Biomass Heating Group

23/01/2013
  In response to the United Kingdom Department of Energy and Climate Change’s request for a single trade association with which to...
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Biomass Magazine: Planning permission granted for 2 biomass CHP plants in the U.K.

23/01/2013
  U.K.-based Estover Energy Ltd. has been granted planning permission for two biomass combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plants. One facility...
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Guardian: In praise of … wood-burning stoves

21/01/2013
  Muesli and open sandals are so last century. According to a new book about patterns of consumption across the class system, the new...
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DECC: Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme

21/01/2013
  Following the launch of the non domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme in November 2011, DECC consulted on improvements and extensions...
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The Scotsman: Bruno Berardelli: Official support for biomass heat is welcome

21/01/2013
The recent Scottish Government announcement on plans to deliver renewable heat to public sector buildings is further evidence that biomass is...
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Belfast Telegraph: Kedco plans new biomass plant

16/01/2013
  A major renewable energy group has moved forward on plans to build a biomass plant at Londonderry Port. Kedco plc last night announced...
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H&V News: Renewables update pledges solar and biomass support

16/01/2013
  Increased support for biomass and solar PV projects could release investment of up to £600 million and create around 1,000 jobs. The...
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Reuters: European biomass demand to more than treble by 2020-report

16/01/2013
  * European wood pellet demand to rise to 29 mt in 2020   * Europe to import 66 pct of biomass from abroad * Global biomass...
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The Courier: Growth industry – Forfar biomass firm boosted by green energy contract

16/01/2013
A FORFAR company is to benefit from a new green energy contract that will deliver renewable heat to public sector buildings.   Deputy...
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Power Engineering: Why Drax has a growing interest in full conversion.

11/01/2013
  Concrete manifestations that the 4000 MW Drax coal fuelled power station in the UK is well on the way to further increasing its biomass...
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Energy Public Bill Committee announced

10/01/2013
  The Energy Public Bill Committee membership has been confirmed this morning:   Members are: Peter Aldous, Gregory Barker, Luciana...
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The Courier: Growth industry – Forfar biomass firm boosted by green energy contract

10/01/2013
  A FORFAR company is to benefit from a new green energy contract that will deliver renewable heat to public sector buildings.   Deputy...
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DECC - £292,000 boost for bioenergy entrepreneurs

09/01/2013
  Seven British entrepreneurs have been awarded a share of £292,000 to spur on innovation in bioenergy, Energy and Climate Change...
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Power Engineering: World's Largest CFB Biomass Power Plant Now in Commercial Operation

08/01/2013
  Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq: FWLT) announced today that the GDF Suez power plant located in Polaniec, Poland, is now in commercial operation,...
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DECC: UK leads EU scheme to drive bioenergy innovation

08/01/2013
  The UK has pledged up to £10million (€12.5M) to a scheme to develop innovative bioenergy projects, in partnership with seven...
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BioEnergy News: Biomass co-firing contract awarded in Germany

08/01/2013
  Germany-based biomass technology provider Saxlund International has won a multi-million pound contract to supply a new biomass handling...
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Press Release: WBA launches new fact sheet

03/01/2013
The third WBA's fact sheet "Carbon neutrality of sustainable Biomass from forests" has been launched during COP18 UN Climate Change Conference,...
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DECC Press Release: Renewable Energy Roadmap

27/12/2012
UK RENEWABLE ENERGY POWERS FORWARD   Renewable energy is powering forward in the UK, according to the 2012 update to the Renewable Energy...
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York Press: Drax Power Station secures £100m for biomass project

21/12/2012
  DRAX Power Station has secured funding of up to £100 million from the Green Investment bank to support its transformation into...
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Press Release: Back Biomass Campaign Publishes Mythbuster

19/12/2012
BACK BIOMASS CAMPAIGN PUBLISHES MYTHBUSTER   The Back Biomass campaign has launched a ‘mythbusting’ booklet to explain how...
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BBC: Biomass hope for Lynemouth Alcan power station

19/12/2012
  A coal-fired power station in Northumberland could be converted to a biomass facility, following its sale to a German energy company.   Lynemouth...
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EAEM: Industry welcomes support for solar and biomass

19/12/2012
  Support announced for new biomass projects could unlock investment decisions worth up to £600m, said DECC, creating around 1,000...
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Renewables Obligation Banding Review: Government Response

18/12/2012
  The Government has today released its response to further consultations on solar PV support, biomass affordability and retaining...
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The Guardian: Tim Yeo energy bill speech: 'dash for gas would be a gamble'

18/12/2012
  The chair of the Energy and Climate Change Committee's speech to Bloomberg, on the lack of a decarbonisation target for 2030 and the...
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REA responds to RO decision for biomass

18/12/2012
  The REA has helped secure a big win for the biomass power industry today as DECC has decided against a supplier cap for biomass power...
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Lord Browne speech to the REA Christmas Parliamentary Reception

18/12/2012
Transcript:   Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the House of Lords, and thank you all for coming today.   We’re here primarily...
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Guardian: Coalition faces backbench rebellion on energy bill

18/12/2012
  The row over the coalition's energy policy is set to be reignited on Wednesday with the threat of a backbench rebellion on...
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FT: Long contracts boost renewables investment

10/12/2012
Green energy companies are to be awarded long-term contracts worth £25m a year to supply the government, under a scheme to boost...
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The Independent: RBS starts £200m fund for green energy projects

10/12/2012
  Royal Bank of Scotland hopes to do its bit for the environment by launching a £200m Carbon Reduction Fund to help businesses...
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Herald Scotland: Investment in renewables to top £1bn in Scotland

07/12/2012
  INVESTMENT in the Scottish renewable energy sector is expected to top £1 billion for the first time in 2012, according to research.   Trade...
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Back Biomass December E-Bulletin

07/12/2012
  Back Biomass News Bulletin - 7 December 2012   In Brief DECC consultation on biomass...
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WBA fact sheet: The carbon neutrality of biomass from forests

05/12/2012
  Summary The use of forest biomass is carbon-neutral, because the carbon contained in wood originates from the atmosphere and it is released...
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Click Green: UK reverses surprise slump in biomass energy across Europe

04/12/2012
  The UK is one of a small number of European countries to report an increase in the consumption of solid biomass fuel, according to a...
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The Independent: Investment in renewable energy has halved in just three years, says alarming research

03/12/2012
Fundamental ideological disagreements within the government about renewable energy have turned away droves of potential investors in crucial...
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BBC: Energy Bill to create 'low carbon economy', says Davey

29/11/2012
Energy minister Ed Davey has unveiled the government's much-trailed Energy Bill, setting out the roadmap for the UK's switch to "a low-carbon...
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Gordon Edge: This energy bill will fire up the renewables industry

29/11/2012
  The importance of the energy bill, which will frame the investment climate for the next several decades, cannot be exaggerated.   Although...
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Back Biomass campaign publishes fact sheet on biomass and sustainability

28/11/2012
    MYTHBUSTING: BIOMASS AND SUSTAINABILITY   Generating electricity and heat from biomass, a renewable and low carbon fuel...
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Back Biomass letter in The Times

23/11/2012
  Far from being in “carbon debt”, properly managed forests are often healthier and more biodiverse   Sir, Fossil fuel...
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DECC PRESS RELEASE: Energy Bill announcements

23/11/2012
  The Government has reached a landmark agreement on energy policy that will deliver a clear, durable signal to investors, Edward Davey...
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BBC: Energy Bill: Will companies now build new power plants?

23/11/2012
The UK's big energy suppliers are trying to digest the impenetrable jargon that cloaks the government's announcement about the contents...
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DECC blog: USING WOOD FOR BIOENERGY

22/11/2012
By: Bernie Bulkin   There has been a lot of media coverage recently on whether biomass electrcity delivers greenhouse gas savings....
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Luke Geiver: Proof That Biomass is a Sound Investment

21/11/2012
The best part about this biomass story is the part that isn’t in the story. Last week I spoke with representatives from Enviva...
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Co-operative News: Urban tree surgeon co-op raises £100,000

21/11/2012
A co-operative of urban tree surgeons can realise their full potential as they have seen their community share issue pass the £100,000...
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Biomass Magazine: Managing Woody Biomass: The Past Century in Review

20/11/2012
Foresters and timberland managers have stabilized woody biomass in the U.S. for the last century, meeting consumer demand without exhausting...
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Information Daily: UK Energy policy held hostage by short-term politics

20/11/2012
Upon taking office, David Cameron promised that his government would be the “greenest government ever” however the coalition’s...
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MPs slam Chancellor's mixed messages on energy policy

20/11/2012
  Environmental Audit Committee makes fresh call for decarbonisation target to be included in forthcoming Energy Bill   As Energy...
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Telegraph: 'Laughable’ energy policy rows will raise bills, Tory energy committee chairman Tim Yeo warns

18/11/2012
Confusion over energy policy looks “like a laughable plot line from The Thick of It” and risks increasing consumer bills, Tim Yeo,...
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FT: Charles Hendry calls on PM to get a grip of energy policy

18/11/2012
  David Cameron’s former energy minister has called on David Cameron to get a grip of Britain’s energy policy and...
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Biomass Magazine: Enviva's borrowing announcement shows banking industry confidence

15/11/2012
If Enviva LP’s recent announcement is any indication of the wood pellet industry’s standing with the banking industry, then pellet...
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ELN: Biomass ‘dirtier than coal’ based on “misleading information”

14/11/2012
The report that suggested burning trees as biomass fuel is “dirtier than coal” is based on a paper which has “numerous factual...
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Gazette Live: Biomass could power Teesport's future

13/11/2012
A LEADING biomass import centre for Teesside is on the cards - but it's dependent on Government policy remaining favourable, port chiefs...
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Grimbsy Telegraph: MP Martin Vickers bids to resurrect Immingham biomass plant scheme

08/11/2012
CLEETHORPES MP Martin Vickers has secured a meeting with the Government to discuss the recent scrapping of a biomass plant at Immingham.   Mr...
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Cogeneration: £400,000 to fund biomass heating for 50 homes

08/11/2012
West Highland Housing Association has secured a £400,000 loan to build a renewable heating system for a new development near Oban.   The...
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SCM: UK SET TO BE WORLD’S LEADING USER OF BIOMASS

08/11/2012
A report has said that more power generation from biomass will be commissioned in the UK than anywhere else in the world in the next five years.   Germany-based...
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Biomass is key to the UK’s renewable energy future, says report

07/11/2012
    PRESS RELEASE Immediate release  Biomass is key to the UK’s renewable energy future, says report         ...
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BBC: Hull biomass energy plant approved by council

07/11/2012
Plans for a £130m wood-burning power station in Hull have been approved by the council.   Power company Real Ventures wants to build...
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The Times: Eggborough Power Station takes green route as coal enters its ‘slow death’

05/11/2012
by Tim Webb One of Britain’s biggest coal plants is preparing to join the fight against climate change, The Times has...
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The Times: ‘Biomass can be the answer’

05/11/2012
Analysis Tim Webb About £110 billion will need to be invested in low-carbon generation and infrastructure by 2020, according...
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Deloitte report suggests biomass generation could exceed government estimations

05/11/2012
Biomass could provide cheap, sustainable, reliable energy for the UK, but government energy reforms must deliver   The Government has...
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Davey admits discriminatory cap on dedicated biomass

02/11/2012
In Ed Davey’s statement on Wednesday, following John Hayes’ remarks in the Mail and the Telegraph, he stated “There are no...
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FT: Industry dismayed by latest energy row

31/10/2012
Lord Heseltine, the Conservative former cabinet minister, has warned that the energy sector cannot gain access to a “wall of money”...
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Construction News: Policy doubts risk energy investment, finds report

29/10/2012
Investment in energy is at a 20-year high but is at risk of a slowdown because of doubts over Government policy, according to a new report.   The Powering...
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North West Evening Mail: Biomass Plans Gather Steam

28/10/2012
ALL the major components of a new biomass power plant at a Workington paper mill are now in place.   Iggesund Paperboard in Siddick reached...
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BBC: Drax scraps Immingham biomass plan

26/10/2012
A plan to build a £600m biomass power plant in North East Lincolnshire has been scrapped.   Drax Power Limited, which runs the Drax...
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Insider Media: Drax to raise £180m to fuel biomass conversion

25/10/2012
By Laurence Kilgannon, Yorkshire Correspondent   Drax has revealed it will use the £180m it expects from a placing to support its...
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Manchester Evening News: Biomass plant in Davyhulme given green light by Environment Agency

25/10/2012
The Environment Agency has granted a proposed power plant a green permit.   The environmental permit has been granted for Peel Energy...
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Centrica Energy withdraws from two biomass planning applications and considers future of existing gas-fired power plant at Roosecote

24/10/2012
DeHavilland: Centrica Energy has announced today that it will not be proceeding with planning applications to develop dedicated biomass power...
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BioEnergy Insight: Land Energy opens 60,000-tonne wood pellet plant

19/10/2012
Biomass energy supplier Land Energy's new multi-million pound wood pellet production plant, based in Girvan in Ayrshire, Scotland, is operational.   The...
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Jobs safeguarded in Lake District

18/10/2012
Paper firm James Cropper in Kendal has been granted £3.15m from the Regional Growth Fund for upgrades to its plant.   James...
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BBC: Green Investment Bank cleared by European Commission

17/10/2012
The Green Investment Bank being set up by the UK government has been given the green light by the European Commission.   It ruled that...
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Runcorn and Widnes World: Biomass plant to open at Granox

12/10/2012
A BIOMASS plant turning waste food into energy is set to open in Widnes, creating 40 new jobs.   Granox won planning permission from Halton...
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Scrap-ex: Drax to spend £700 million converting to biomass

11/10/2012
The UK’s biggest power station will spend £700 million converting from coal to biomass power, according to its chief executive. In...
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U.S. Biomass Has Huge Potential for Renewable Energy

11/10/2012
Biomass has the power to dramatically increase America's renewable energy supply, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) concluded in a report...
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nebusiness: New centre gets biomass workforce up and running

10/10/2012
THE continued growth of the biomass sector has led to the launch of a new training centre specialising in biomass boiler installation courses.   The...
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Farmers Weekly: Biomass funding for Northern Irish farmers

09/10/2012
Farmers and growers in Northern Ireland are invited to apply for government funding towards on-farm biomass projects.   The Department...
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DECC - £2MILLION BIOENERGY SCHEME OPENS TO APPLICATIONS

08/10/2012
Departmental Press Release   Entrepreneurs across the nation are today being invited to bid for a share of £2million aimed at...
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DECC - Hayes gives investors in biomass a boost

05/10/2012
Departmental Press Release   Investors that are interested in converting coal plants to renewable biomass facilities, and those that co-fire...
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Bloomberg News: U.K. Abandons Plans to Cap Financial Support for Biomass Plants

05/10/2012
The U.K. dropped a plan that may have led to a cap on the amount of power plants converting to burning biomass or using a mixture of the feedstock...
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GreenWise: Government to ease cost control red tape for biomass conversions and co-firing

05/10/2012
The Government today promised to give investors in biomass generators a boost by scrapping a mandatory reporting process for co-firing and conversion...
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The Shetland Times: Biomass scheme developer awarded government loan

01/10/2012
By Ryan Taylor A Shetland marine company has been awarded a share of a £2.5 million government loan to help develop district heating,...
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Cogeneration: Biomass firm awards CHP upgrade contract

01/10/2012
By Diarmaid Williams    Siemens is to perform an upgrade on the combined heat and power facility of an innovative biomass plant in North...
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Uckfield News: Uckfield Civic Centre set to get new biomass boiler

01/10/2012
A modern, cost-effective heating system is due to be installed in Uckfield Civic Centre this autumn.   The current boiler plant and heating...
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BusinessGreen: Mythbusting Biomass for Businesses

28/09/2012
Lots of businesses are looking to biomass as an alternative, sustainable and more environmentally friendly fuel source for their future. With...
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Argus: Germany’s RWE submits Tilbury plant permit applications

28/09/2012
German utility RWE has submitted local planning and environmental permit applications to allow its 750MW Tilbury biomass plant in the UK to continue...
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Bloomberg: Polluter Spends $1 Billion to Burn Wood: Energy

27/09/2012
By Kari Lundgren and Alex Morales More than two centuries after coal power helped forge the world’s first industrial economy, Britain...
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Business Green: 'I shop at Waitrose because' it has a biomass-powered energy centre

27/09/2012
Installation should cut Bracknell store's emissions by 750 tonnes a year and shrink its reliance on grid gas and electricity By BusinessGreen...
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This is Hull and East Riding: Biomass is the buzz word and we're leading the way

27/09/2012
The word of the moment is biomass and looking ahead it is going to be an important part of future power supplies to keep factories working. Here...
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Bioenergy Insight: Biomass energy company plans three new plants

27/09/2012
Planning applications by Estover Energy have been submitted for two biomass CHP power plants in Scotland and one in England this September. Estover...
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Reuters: Britain could become net power exporter by early 2020s

26/09/2012
* 30 GW of wind, 5 GW of biomass capacity by 2020 * Around 6 GW of interconnectors by 2020, 8.6 GW by 2030 Britain could be exporting more...
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BDaily Business Network: Biomass for SMEs

26/09/2012
It’s environment focus week on Bdaily, and we are looking at what the low-carbon economy really means for UK SMEs, as well as picking apart...
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Hoist Magazine: Handling facilities required for planned biomass power station

26/09/2012
Plans to build a biomass power station in Scawby Brook, Lincolnshire, along with a railway unloading facility and new port facilities have been...
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DECC: Stability, certainty and sustainability for solar and biomass

07/09/2012
Solar PV and biomass power will play an important role in boosting our energy security and tackling climate change, Energy Secretary Ed Davey...
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Business Green: DECC floats plan for wetland biomass funding

15/08/2012
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is inviting businesses in the bio-energy sector to support the development of a new funding...
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Energy Live News: Biomass has been the “Cinderella” of renewables too long

13/08/2012
Biomass has been the “Cinderella” of renewables too long, according to the Managing Director of an energy firm which has been selling...
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H&V News: Britain 'to tap into biomass potential'

08/08/2012
Britain is set to turn to biomass as the technology steps out of the shadow of solar and wind power, according to renewable energy firm Rural...
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Business Green: Defra mulls ban on sending wood to landfill

27/07/2012
Environment Minister raises prospect of beefed up approach to waste policy, including landfill bans and plastic bag taxThe Department of Environment,...
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REA: Renewables Obligation Banding Review Response

25/07/2012
After delay and controversy, DECC has announced the RO banding conclusions (1). Renewable power now set to deliver jobs and growth but uncertainty...
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NNFC: How does the renewables obligation banding review affect bioenergy?

25/07/2012
The Government's response to the Renewables Obligation banding review has been met with a mixed reaction from industry, here we break down the...
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Drax: Renewables Obligation Banding Review Response

24/07/2012
The Government has today published its final decisions on support levels for the various renewable technologies under the Renewables Obligation...
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York Press: Drax to ramp up biomass conversion after Government subsidy announcement

24/07/2012
DRAX could become a predominantly biomass-fuelled generator of electricity in about five years, it has said after the Government published its...
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Bioenergy Insight: New bioenergy hub created to further UK progress

20/07/2012
UK science minister David Willetts has announced the opening of a new £3.5 million ($5.4 million) research centre dedicated to making bioenergy...
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Development Services & Sustainability: Challenging Polices and Perception

20/07/2012
Gaynor Hartley, Chief Executive of the Renewable Energy Association (REA), looks back at 2011 and predicts another busy year ahead for the renewables...
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Greenwise: No sell-off of forests, promises Caroline Spelman

04/07/2012
England's publicly owned forests and woodlands will not be sold off, the Environment Secretary, Caroline Spelman, said on Wednesday, after the...
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COSPP: Govt to support French biomass sector despite budget constraint

03/07/2012
France's ecology minister Delphine Batho pledged on Tuesday that the government will support the domestic biomass sector despite recent austerity...
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KMS Baltics: Biomass could be important to UK sustainability

02/07/2012
Homeowners are increasingly moving towards alternative heating methods such as biomass and solid fuel in order to reduce their bills and their...
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REA: Minister restates the Coalition’s commitment to biomass at second Parliamentary Group meeting

28/06/2012
Biomass could meet 40% of the Government’s 2020 renewables target and provide ‘sustainable, cost-effective and low-risk‘ energy...
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Click Green: Scotland launches green energy strategy to target 100,000 homes

25/06/2012
Scotland's Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has announced extra cash to help householders install new green heating systems in their homes, as part...
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BBC: Biomass power station plan for Norfolk backed

11/06/2012
Plans for a biomass power station in Norfolk, which it is claimed could bring up to £9m a year to the the East Anglian economy, have been...
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Utility Week: Biomass heat the focus of early Renewable Heat Incentive payments

06/06/2012
Biomass boilers have been the major beneficiaries of the government's Renewable Heat Incentive subsidy scheme in its first months.Figures released...
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Bioenergy Insight: UK biomass power station cleared by EA

31/05/2012
A proposed biomass combustion plant in Trafford, UK has been ‘minded for approval’ by The Environmental Agency (EA).Low carbon energy...
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Materials Recycling Week: Biomass 'could supply 16% of UK energy'

03/05/2012
The bioenergy sector could create 50,000 jobs in the UK by 2020, according to a Government report.The study by the National Centre for Biorenewable...
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REA: Decarbonisation £44 billion more expensive without biomass says new Government report

26/04/2012
The Back Biomass campaign welcomes the publication today of the Government’s Bioenergy Strategy which identifies a key role for biomass...
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Biomass Power & Thermal: UK biomass jobs report: 50,000 by 2020

26/04/2012
By 2020, roughly 50,000 more people in the U.K. could be employed in the biomass industry. According to a new report titled “UK jobs in...
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Business Green: Government aims to ignite biomass industry with new strategy

26/04/2012
Accelerating the use of biomass to power homes, businesses, and transport could build a sector capable of supplying 11 per cent of all UK energy...
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REA Report: ‘Renewable Energy: Made in Britain’ highlights contribution of biomass to UK PLC

25/04/2012
The Back Biomass Campaign welcomes the findings of a ground-breaking new report released by the Renewable Energy Association (REA) yesterday....
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REA: Back Biomass Campaign welcomes acceptance of RES application for a new biomass power station in the Port of Blyth

13/04/2012
The Back Biomass Campaign has today welcomed the announcement by the renewable energy project developer RES that its application for planning...
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BBC: Council approves £130m biomass plant for North-East Lincolnshire

13/04/2012
Plans for a £130m biomass-fuelled energy plant in North-East Lincolnshire have been approved by councillors.The wood-burning power plant...
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Biomass Power & Thermal: Adding Biomass to the Mix

03/04/2012
Alex Woodward and the rest of the team at Natural Power, a U.K.-based renewable energy consulting firm, built their business on wind power projects,...
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REA: Back Biomass Campaign Responds to the Government's Heat Strategy

29/03/2012
The Government’s Heat Strategy published today praised the role biomass is already playing in providing renewable heat to domestic and...
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Click Green: UK is "light years" behind Europe on renewable energy targets

24/03/2012
The UK is “light years” behind Europe in the race to hit renewable energy targets according to a leading expert in biomass fuel.Dr...
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H&V News: First meet for biomass parliamentary group

19/03/2012
  The first meeting of the Biomass All Party Parliamentary Group has taken place at Westminster with an address by the Renewable Energy...
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letsrecycle.com: First meeting of biomass parliamentary group

16/03/2012
The case for biomass was taken to parliament this week as the Biomass All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) met for the first time.The group has...
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Daily Telegraph: Doubts over E.ON biomass plant

12/03/2012
Energy utility E.ON said it was reviewing whether to proceed with building a new biomass plant, for which it received government approval today,...
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Ecologist: Biomass 'needs to be part of our low-carbon future'

02/03/2012
The biomass industry responds to an Ecologist article by Biofuelswatch to counter what it says are the 'myths' around biomass, arguing that it...
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The Timber Industry Magazine: Confor business plan identifies action list

21/02/2012
Confor has identified an ambitious 27-point action list in its newly-published business plan.The top five “challenge” areas flagged...
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Evening Standard: Drax is poised for biomass push if subsidies are boosted

21/02/2012
Britain's biggest power station, Drax, threw down the gauntlet to the government today, pledging to invest up to £700 million to transform...
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RTCC: Europe hits 1 million jobs in renewable energy but discontent remains

13/02/2012
The number of people employed in the renewable energy industry in Europe passed the 1 million mark for the first time, according to new figures...
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NNFC: David Cameron, Biomass is reliable and cost-effective

26/01/2012
The Prime Minister was responding to MP Nigel Adam, who questioned Government support for what he described as "inefficient, costly large-scale...
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DECC: Minister says ‘yes’ to waste wood biomass power station in Yorkshire

22/12/2011
The number of new power stations given consent in England and Wales this year has reached fifteen, the highest ever since the Electricity Act...
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REA: ENERGY MINISTER SIGNALS SUPPORT FOR THE UK BIOMASS INDUSTRY

16/12/2011
Energy Minister, Charles Hendry MP, this week reinforced Government support for the UK biomass industry and highlighted its importance as a proven,...
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Utility Week: Hendry dismisses anti-renewables report as 'naïve'

14/12/2011
Energy Minister Charles Hendry dismissed as "naïve" a recent report by heavyweight think tank the Adam Smith Institute that questioned the...
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Guardian: UK government climate advisers call for biomass push

07/12/2011
Britain will need a massive expansion of wood-burning technologies to meet greenhouse gas targets, Committee on Climate Change says.Britain will...
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Business Green: Climate Committee, Biomass has "no role" in electricity production without CCS

07/12/2011
Large-scale biomass power plants have "no appropriate role" in future electricity generation without carbon capture technology the government's...
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DECC: Renewable Heat Incentive to open for applications

25/11/2011
Businesses and communities across Britain will from Monday be able to apply for a heat tariff payment, ushering in a new era of clean green heat...
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Fifth of Global Energy Could Come from Biomass Without Damaging Food Production, Report Suggests

23/11/2011
A new report suggests that up to one fifth of global energy could be provided by biomass (plants) without damaging food production.The report...
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E.ON: E.ON announces construction plans for biomass energy plant in Sheffield

14/11/2011
E.ON has today unveiled further details and images of its biomass-fired renewable energy plant, which will begin construction at the end of November,...
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Daily Telegraph: Wind farms and biomass plants to keep key Government subsidies

21/10/2011
Developers of offshore wind and biomass plants expressed relief after the Government said it would maintain their subsidies.Ministers have been...
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Stock Market Wire: Helius welcomes greater clarity on biomass subsidies

21/10/2011
Biomass specialist Helius Energy (LON:HEGY) has put out a statement welcoming the greater clarity provided by the publication by the Department...
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REA: BACK BIOMASS CAMPAIGN RESPONDS TO THE GOVERNMENT’S ROC RECOMMENDATIONS

20/10/2011
The Government’s RO banding consultation launched today setting out a proposed support levels for medium and large-scale renewable electricity...
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Business Green: Large biomass eyes new co-firing Renewables Obligation subsidies

20/10/2011
The biomass industry has given a cautious welcome to the new support levels unveiled by the government today as part of its consultation on proposed...
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Guardian: Delay to green subsidies puts renewable energy investment in doubt

26/09/2011
Government puts back Renewables Obligation Certificate reforms, leaving investors unable to commit to green projects.Investment in the UK's renewable...
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DECC: Holyhead Biomass plant given go ahead

16/09/2011
Consent has today been granted to Anglesey Aluminium Metal Renewables to construct a biomass fuelled power station at Penrhos Works, Holyhead,...
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REA responds: RSPB Report

02/09/2011
It is great to see that our campaign – Back Biomass www.backbiomass.co.uk -  is creating a debate on the future of biomass in the...
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electric.co.uk: UK Renewable Energy Association Launches Back Biomass

29/08/2011
According to the most-recent reports, the UK Renewable Energy Association has just recently launched its Back Biomass campaign. The whole campaign...
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World of Renewables.com: REA launches "Back Biomass" campaign

26/08/2011
Sustainable biomass offers a proven, practical, secure source of low carbon energy as part of a balanced energy mix.Today the Renewable Energy...
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Green Wise: Biomass campaign calls for swift action on green subsidy

25/08/2011
Government is being urged to act swiftly and provide the right level of support for biomass as it looks to make changes to current subsidy measures...
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letsrecycle.com: REA urges government to ‘back biomass’

25/08/2011
The Renewable Energy Association has launched a campaign urging the government to ‘back biomass’ ahead of a crucial decision about...
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Environmental Data Interactive Exchange (Edie): REA launches 'Back Biomass' campaign

25/08/2011
A green energy trade association has launched a campaign to back biomass as alower carbon energy.The Renewable Energy Association (REA), which...
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H&V News: Biomass campaign launched

25/08/2011
The Back Biomass campaign has been launched by the UK Renewable Energy Association to encourage more government support for renewables.Principally...
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Power Engineering International: UK ministers urged to back biomass with subsidy certainty

25/08/2011
The UK government has been urged to give swift and stable support to the UK’s emerging biomass industry, ahead of an upcoming review of...
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REepedia: REA urges government to ‘back biomass’

25/08/2011
The Renewable Energy Association has launched a campaign urging the government to ‘back biomass’ ahead of a crucial decision about...
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London 21: REA launches “Back Biomass” Campaign

25/08/2011
The Renewable Energy Association launched a new Campaign urging Government to ‘Back Biomass’ Heat and Power in its proposals on the...
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The Low Carbon Economy: Now Is The Time To ‘Back Biomass’

25/08/2011
Lifetime Recycling Village are delighted to see the launch of the Renewable Energy Association’s (REA) ‘Back Biomass’ campaign...
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Click Green: Green energy campaign urges UK Govt to back biomass

25/08/2011
A new campaign has been launched urging the UK Government to support biomass heat and power in proposals on the incentives regime for renewable...
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Biomass Power & Thermal: UK campaign backs biomass

24/08/2011
The U.K. Renewable Energy Association on Aug. 23 launched its Back Biomass campaign, aimed at ensuring suitable levels of government support...
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Utility Week: Biomass firms keep pressure on government for subsidies and timekeeping

24/08/2011
With the Department of Energy and Climate Change signalling last month that biomass forms a bigger part of the UK's renewable electricity plan,...
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Boiler Guide: Biomass Campaign Launched By Renewable Energy Association

24/08/2011
The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has launched a campaign which is calling upon the Government to provide “sufficient support”...
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Business Green: Ministers urged to back biomass with subsidy certainty

24/08/2011
The government has today been urged to give swift and stable support to the UK's emerging biomass industry, ahead of an upcoming review...
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Agri Business Blog: Campaign launched to back biomass

24/08/2011
The Renewable Energy Association has set up a campaign urging government to support the generation of heat and power from biomass.Timed to coincide...
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Justmeans: UK Body Promotes Biomass as Sustainable Energy

24/08/2011
The UK Renewable Energy Association (REA) yesterday launched a campaign to promote biomass as a source of heat and power. The 'Back Biomass'...
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REA: BACK BIOMASS CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED WITH MINISTERIAL SUPPORT

23/08/2011
Today the Renewable Energy Association launched a new campaign urging Government to ‘Back Biomass’ heat and power in its proposals...
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International Sustainable Energy Review: REA launches “Back Biomass” campaign

23/08/2011
Today the Renewable Energy Association launched a new campaign urging Government to ‘Back Biomass’ heat and power in its proposals...
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