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The tribunal noted that the plant is in the minority, with some 830MW produced and that “the industry would need another 3,500MW” to meet the demand needed to replace the UK’s thermal capacity.
Although biomass fuel provided only 4% of the UK’s제주안마 electricity in 2016, it provided 37% of the UK’s heat for the first half of the year, it added. The tribunal added: “At t공주출장샵his time, the most probable alternative is to replace the biomass fuel source with pumped hydro, which would deliver 80% of electricity during the summer months, and which would have a much smaller effect on local heating, air quality and local air pollution than a renewable energy system.”
The tribunal added the industry would require at least 3,500MW and 4,000MW of generation from pumped hydro and gas, with a capacity requirement for 6,000MW in the first quarter. In the summer months, about 2,500MW of pumped hydro is needed from turbines. In winter, 3,000MW is neede올인 119d.
On the basis of the 2014-17 national Energy Plan, the tribunal found there was no “reasonable explanation for why the majority of UK households, or almost all of the public, would be worse off than they were in 2013-14” from the use of energy produced from bioplastics, unless the UK’s renewable sources were not as competitive as they are now.
“The public may well be better off without the use of fossil-fuelled energy sources in the future than they were prior to 2003 – but we are not yet confident the government has been sufficiently proactive to take action,” it said.
In December, the government’s independent advisory panel into sustainability issued a report calling for a more balanced approach to bioenergy in the UK, in addition to a carbon price, energy efficiency and public engagement, including “sustainable transport”.
It said that despite recent investments into new infrastructure in biomass fields to address high-level concerns around air quality and climate change, there were no new policy or enforcement mechanisms to stop the use of coal or gas in new power plants.