Subsidies agreed by UK MPS for power stations

It has been reported that UK MP’s have agreed to give subsidies for burning wood and plants in the country’s power plants.

Backing a government stance that supports the inclusion of biofuels in the overall reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and “keeping the lights on”, a BBC report claims an all-party committee agreed new payments for renewable energy including palm oil and wood pellets.

But some scientists and environmental groups have shown concern over this news as the UK would have to import wood on a large scale and make the whole process unsustainable.

Germany and the Netherlands have both removed similar subsidies for liquid biofuels for power generation.

Details on the subsidies will be announced in due course.

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