Wood pellets burned linked to forest degradation

Wood pellets burned linked to forest degradation : Wood pellet use by Drax Plc in Yorkshire, together with bioenergy demand from other countries in Europe, is driving intensive clearcutting in protected forests in Estonia and Latvia, a new report reveals. Hidden inside a wood pellet: intensive logging impacts in Estonian and Latvian forests,[1] published by…
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Under 25% think biomass should be renewable source

Under 25% think biomass should be renewable source: Electricity generated by burning wood from forests is thought by fewer than a quarter of brits that it should be classified as ‘renewable energy‘. A recent poll by YouGov has found, which suggests support of this source of energy as part of the UK’s renewable energy strategy…
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‘US renewable energy consumption tops coal’

‘US renewable energy consumption tops coal’: US annual energy consumption from renewable sources in 2019, exceeded consumption of coal for the first time since before 1885, according to the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Monthly Energy Review. Coal consumption compared with 2018, has decreased by nearly 15% and total renewable energy consumption has grown by 1%.…
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Cornwall Insight supports £60mn debt financing

Cornwall Insight supports £60mn debt financing for Iona’s GB Anaerobic Digestion renewable energy portfolio: Cornwall Insight, an energy consultancy, research and analytics company, is pleased to announce its role in providing gas and electricity expertise to support the successful £60mn debt financing for Iona’s GB Anaerobic Digestion renewable energy portfolio. It was announced that the…
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Biomass takes record 14% share of UK power mix

Biomass energy has reached a new record 14% share of the UK power mix. A Drax Electric Insights report found that in the early hours of 26th May, biomass supplied 13.79% of Britain’s electricity. The previous record of 13% was set earlier this year. Drax suggests biomass has generated more power than solar energy this…
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