The U.K. government is paying direct subsidies of more than GBP1b a year to wood-pellet-fired power stations and giving tax breaks of GBP333m to biomass generators, climate change lobby group Ember says.
- U.K. has committed GBP13b in subsidies for wood-burning power stations, group says in a statement
- Ember urged government to end the tax break and introduce a carbon price on biomass emissions
- “Unlike other power stations, biomass power plants do not pay for their carbon emissions,” the group said
- Biomass is assumed to be inherently carbon neutral under EU and U.K. law
- “Recent science” shows large-scale wood burning can...