Incorrect statements on wind / nuclear power by BBC

Incorrect statements on wind / nuclear power by BBC

Dear BBC, I wrote in complaint on Sept 11th and the letter is reproduced below. I think it is worth explaining further in simple terms why Greatrex is wrong when he incorrectly states that “wind power only operates for about 36% of the time” and that this is a dangerously misleading statement. Wind power generation […]

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Using Biomass as a fuel is a positive benefit for the environment

Biomass fuel positive environment benefit

Dear Richard Thank you very much for this fantastic paper about the forest I was asked if we also have this biomass debate in DK, yes we have, and  the same arguments. The Danish District association DanskEnergy, the association of power companies held a conference recently about it and concluded that biomass with the certificates […]

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Stroud £2.75M Community Energy Share Offer Now Open

Dear Supporters of Community Energy Our community energy share offer for the two Stroud wind turbines, known as Resilient Energy Mounteneys Renewables Ltd (REMR) is now open and shares are selling fast.  These shares will be full Equity Shares in the two 500kW wind turbines, run as a Community Benefit Society based in Stroud, Gloucestershire. […]

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Anti Biomass Heating Piece by David Rose (Mail on Sunday)

Just in case anyone has missed David Rose’s (D Mail-MailonSun) latest anti biomass piece, this time against wood heating – see http://dailym.ai/1FjX7Lc . South East Wood Fuels (SEWF) showed him around one of our woodfuel hubs (with detailed FC Mgt Plan and bags of replanting on mature larch areas) and examples of under-managed and managed woodland. In typical David […]

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cost of nuclear power compared to renewable energy

LETTER FOR PUBLICATION Dear Editor THE OPPORTUNITY COST OF NUCLEAR POWER Your editorial on energy policy (2015-04-20) implies that nuclear power is part of the answer to the problem of decarbonising energy supplies, but this is false. The main reason is opportunity cost: money spent on nuclear power is money diverted away from alternatives that […]

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Biomass fuels – critique of FOE report

Re. the FOE briefing on using woody biomass in power plant. It is dreadful, masquerading as ‘research’ when it is just a re-tread of the appalling ‘Dirtier than Coal’ report from 2012-13. This was based on very biased research by the US legal anti-biofuels ‘hired gun’ Tim Searchinger. This carefully selected amongst the worst out of […]

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Biomass Heating & Power Generation

Chris – I spent close to 2 years working for Balcas whose 2 UK plants can supply 155,000 tonnes a year. I got to know a lot about the true economics of production, economies of scale, transport vs production costs and life-cycle GHG emissions. I don’t have a direct pellet industry connection now but know many of […]

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