Go-ahead given for new biomass power station where Govt has permitted a biomass power station at Royal Portbury Dock.
'The DECC said the plant would be fuelled mainly by imported virgin wood, dedicated energy crops and locally-sourced waste wood.'
Why cant we expand out forestry industry and fuel this power station fully ourselves instead of importing virgin wood? Wouldn't that be combining good, job-creating local economic development with fuel security and more environmentally friendly practice?? An expanded forestry industry would also have the benefits of soaking up pollution as the trees grow and providing wildlife habitats and opportunities for recreation. Get a proper energy and economic strategy - join the dots!!
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Forestry and fuel
Labels: biomass, economics, energy, energy security, environment, forestry, fuel security, joined up thinking, pollution, recreation, Royal Portbury Dock, strategy, systems thinking, technology, trees, wildlife, work
Open University Tutor, Environmental Science and Management; Former Secondary School Science Teacher; Former Research & Development Technologist/Chemist (Polymer Industry); Campaigner for a sustainable society for several decades; Parliamentary candidate in 1987, 2001, 2010