The government has allocated the latest round of Contracts for Difference (CfD) for renewable energy, with several projects splitting opinion across the energy sector. In particular, plans for a new biomass plant in Grangemouth, Scotland have raised the ire of environmentalists, with Biofuelwatch lambasting the government for its CfD award. The environmental organisation has long disputed biomass’s renewable credentials, claiming it drives deforestation and produces more CO2 than coal per unit of electricity. Biofuelwatch has also expressed disappointment that six ‘energy from waste’ projects across England and Wales have received CfD awards.
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