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‘Zero carbon’ biomass power plants are ‘accounting trick’, says think-tank

Biomass fuel storage tanks at Drax’s Selby power station. The company dominates UK biomass generation, which burns mostly imported wood pellets from the US and Canada, the IEA report says. (Photo: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

An Institute of Economic Affairs report says the UK government’s decision to convert coal-fired power plants to biomass is flawed as it ignores emissions from wood pellet production

Converting coal-fired power plants in the UK to biomass-fired plants is creating “more carbon dioxide than burning fossil fuels”, according ...

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