Biomass and bioenergy

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Recycling America’s chicken poop sounds great – unless you live next door
Biogas promises to be a solution to farm country’s animal waste problem. But a Delaware community is concerned it could lead to more pollution

Cristian Salazar with photographs by Thalia Juarez

17, Mar, 2023 @3:02 PM

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Call to cut UK subsidies as Drax power station profits nearly double
Critics say power generator would make loss without public support as firm boosts dividend after 84% rise in profits to £731m

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

23, Feb, 2023 @11:06 AM

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£450m boiler upgrade scheme for England and Wales is failing to deliver
Only a third of low-carbon heating scheme’s annual budget has been used since launch in May 2022

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

22, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Energy mix: how is electricity generated in Great Britain?
Graphs show the sources of generation in a country that has one of the most diverse ranges in Europe

Alex Lawson and Antonio Voce

07, Feb, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Greenpeace accuses Treasury of distorting its stance on biomass burning
Briefing notes obtained by FoI reveal minister meeting with Drax CEO was told Greenpeace supported practice

Fiona Harvey and Phoebe Cooke

24, Jan, 2023 @11:30 AM

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MPs to hear plan to get rural households to run heating on vegetable oil
George Eustice says adapted kerosene boilers can run on ‘hydro-treated vegetable oil’ and cut emissions by 88%

Alex Lawson

11, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Wood burning stoves and the harm done by inflating the risk of nuclear power | Letters
Letters: Anton van der Merwe on the relative risks of coal-fired power stations and nuclear ones, and Alan Robertshaw on the local fuel used in his stove

14, Dec, 2022 @6:25 PM

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Stop burning trees to make energy, say 650 scientists before Cop15 biodiversity summit
Letter says bioenergy is wrongly deemed ‘carbon neutral’ and contributes to wildlife loss

Phoebe Weston

05, Dec, 2022 @9:30 AM

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UK accused of funding environmental racism with subsidies to Drax
The power station has paid out millions over alleged overpollution in US south, investigation finds

Sam Quashie-Idun, and Damien Gayle

26, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Burning forests for energy isn't 'renewable' – now the EU must admit it | Greta Thunberg and others
The EU’s classification of wood fuels is accelerating the climate crisis. Next week, a key vote can change that, says Greta Thunberg and other environmental activists

Greta Thunberg and others

05, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Drax is expected to profit from UK energy crisis until 2023
Company’s shares hit seven-year high after revealing plans to invest £3bn despite questions over biomass

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

01, Dec, 2021 @3:28 PM

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Drax dropped from index of green energy firms amid biomass doubts
Doubts over sustainability of company’s wood-burning power plant mount within financial sector

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

19, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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