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Dirtier than coal?: Why Government plans to subsidise burning trees are bad news for the planet

RSPB, October 2012


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Resource IDrspb2012
Resource titleDirtier than coal?: Why Government plans to subsidise burning trees are bad news for the planet
Author(s)RSPB, FoE, Greenpeace
Publication/ sourceRSPB
Date publishedOctober 2012
Summary text/ abstractThe UK Bioenergy Strategy set a clear direction for future bioenergy policy, including commitments to only support sustainable bioenergy that delivers genuine greenhouse gas emission reductions. These principles are now being undermined by Government's proposals to continue to subsidise large-scale power generation from wood. The Government's own analysis, provided to Princeton academic Timothy Searchinger1, shows that the use of whole trees in this way would increase greenhouse gas emissions by at least 49% compared to using coal over 40 years. Yet, Government's current proposals, to continue to subsidise biomass power under the Renewables Obligation, do not account for this by distinguishing between different sources of biomass. They are therefore likely to actually increase greenhouse gas emissions.
Library categoriesClimate Change, Energy, Extreme Energy, Land Rights, Neo-Luddism, Peak Oil
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