Power company urges Europe to act on biomass

A NORTH Yorkshire power station is in Brussels today to plead for urgent measures to regulate the biomass power sector.

The owners of Drax Power Station, which is based near Selby, highlighted the pressing need for clear and effective rules on sustainability if the sector is to fulfil its promise in the fight to reduce carbon emissions.

Timothy Kirkhope, MEP for Yorkshire and The Humber and Giles Chichester MEP, Conservative energy spokesman in the European Parliament, said they believed a clear set of standards was vital if businesses such as Drax, which is extremely careful in sourcing its biomass fuel from sustainable crops, were to avoid unfair competition from foreign competitors burning fuel which is less sustainable.

Mr Kirkhope said: "The biomass energy sector has to be based on sound principles and clear definitions of sustainability. It is an issue where the EU could help by taking a lead.

"We need to be sure that increased biomass use will not cause deforestation, will not reduce biodiversity, and will not emit more carbon than if we continue to use coal."

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12:24pm Wed 26 Jun 13

Alpha Kenny Thing says...

"A NORTH Yorkshire power station is in Brussels today to plead for urgent measures to regulate the biomass power sector."

Did it go by bike or catch the train?

Does no one proof read these stories?

Look at the Press yesterday:

TWO people have been arrested after a man was attacked with a metal bar in a York street today.

A 16-year-old boy and 22-year-old man were arrested and were yesterday being held in custody.

Time cops?

Get a grip.
"A NORTH Yorkshire power station is in Brussels today to plead for urgent measures to regulate the biomass power sector." Did it go by bike or catch the train? Does no one proof read these stories? Look at the Press yesterday: TWO people have been arrested after a man was attacked with a metal bar in a York street today. A 16-year-old boy and 22-year-old man were arrested and were yesterday being held in custody. Time cops? Get a grip. Alpha Kenny Thing
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1:05pm Wed 26 Jun 13

Buzzz Light-year says...

What he said ^ ^ ^
What he said ^ ^ ^ Buzzz Light-year
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11:27pm Wed 26 Jun 13

Paul Hu says...

This position by Drax Power Station is a farce. they only want to make money from the Tax Payers and wth high electricity charges all subsidised by us.
Phooey.
This position by Drax Power Station is a farce. they only want to make money from the Tax Payers and wth high electricity charges all subsidised by us. Phooey. Paul Hu
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