Grangemouth biomass spark fears for forests’ future

The Corvus J sailed from The Port of Grangemouth

The Corvus J sailed from The Port of Grangemouth

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Environmental groups fear for the future of the world’s forests if the Scottish Government approves a proposal to subsidise biomass plants.

A consultation on the future funding of biomass energy - burning wood to create power - took place in Holyrood last week as groups, including Friends of the Earth Scotland and Biofuelwatch, warned of a major threat to communities.

Andrew Llanwarne, of Friends of the Earth, said: “The Scottish Government must urgently revise its plans and make sure renewable energy subsidies go towards genuine renewable energy, such as sustainable wind and tidal power. Not towards cutting down and burning other countries’ forests.”

 

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