UK biomass: £450m lost over failed green power programme 

Yet more MILLIONS of *other-people’s-money* wasted in the feel-good search for unreliable energy alternatives, driven by “save the planet” hysteria, and…government subsidies. Of course.
And again, the worst punishment these taxpayer subsidy sucking asses will ever be accused of is an excess of virtue.
The question now becomes. Who really is wrecking the planet and people’s lives?

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Wood pellet production [image credit: bmfp.com] Wood pellet production [image credit: bmfp.com]
The biomass problem, or fallacy, is well-known and media like The Times are finally catching up.

Britain is wasting hundreds of millions of pounds subsidising power stations to burn American wood pellets that do more harm to the climate than the coal they replaced, a study has found.

Chopping down trees and transporting wood across the Atlantic Ocean to feed power stations produces more greenhouse gases than much cheaper coal, according to the report.

It blames the rush to meet EU renewable energy targets, which resulted in ministers making the false assumption that burning trees was carbon-neutral.

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