Energy company gets go ahead for biomass power station

North Blyth Energy is to build a 99.99MW biomass-fired power station at Blyth Harbour, Northumberland after being granted permission by the UK government.

It is estimated the new renewable plant will generate enough electricity to benefit 170,000 homes per year.

A spokesman for the Department of Energy and Climate Change says: 'Sustainably-sourced biomass has an important role to play as part of a balanced energy mix, enhancing energy security and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. If constructed, this development will help bring jobs and growth to the local economy.'

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