— UPDATE: DECC has now published their decision over future subsidies (ROCs) for electricity from what they class as renewable energy. They have decided to pledge large-scale and long-term subsidies for biomass power stations and the conversion of coal to biomass power stations, as well as lower long-term subsidies for biomass co-firing with coal. This is bad news for the climate, forests and people. For more information, see here. A decision by the Scottish Government is still outstanding.
If you live in Scotland, there is still time to ask your MSP to speak out against ROCs for bio-electricity.
Biofuelwatch believes that governments should:
– encourage genuine renewables instead, like wind, solar, and tidal, which we have an abundance of on this island.
– prioritise reducing our consumption of energy
Click here for a briefing on issues to raise with your MSP in Scotland.
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Click here for a detailed briefing on what the consultation means in Scotland.
Click here for a summary of the impacts associated subsidies for electricity from bioenergy and waste incineration.