Monday, 8 March 2010

COAL STILL CHEAPER THAN BIOMASS

This article in the Times looks at the decision of the management of the Drax power station to continue to burn coal rather than go over to biomass. The decision is based on cost (of course) and apparently even with the current level of government subsidy coal is cheaper, even after buying carbon emission trading permits. We are seeing the start of a massive increase in fuel and energy prices, largely driven by a vain, but hopeless attempt to reduce CO2 emissions.

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