Biomass wood-fired power station delayed

Power station company Drax has delayed a £2bn plan to build three biomass wood-powered biomass plants amid concerns about profitability and government subsidies.

The planned North Yorkshire power stations would have burned around 1.3 million tonnes of wood a year, equivalent to 13% of the UK’s domestic annual wood harvest.

The government subsidiary scheme, including the Renewable Obligation certificates, are to be reviewed in 2013 and Drax says this leaves the market uncertain.


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