UK might limit subsidies for biomass plants

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UK's government has started a consultation regarding the cut of support costs it provides for biomass power units. The consultation will run until October 26.

As Reuters reported, some plants generating electricity by burning biomass are eligible for subsidies under Britain’s renewable support scheme called the Renewables Obligation.

Britain’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said it wants to protect against “significant and unforecast development” of more biomass units under the scheme, which could result in additional costs of 110-190 million pounds a year.

UK seeks to phase out coal plants by 2025 and several coal-fired power plants have already been converted to use biomass.

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