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Energy minister gives green light to waste wood power station

Energy minister Charles Hendry yesterday gave the green light to a new 53MW waste wood power station in Yoskshire.

The plant, to be built a former RAF airfield in Pollington in Yorkshire, is the 15th power station to be given consent in 2011 and will be fuelled by 360,000t of waste wood each year. This feedstock will be delivered to the site via the Aire and Calder Navigation Canal.

Developer Dalkia expects the scheme to create around 200 jobs during construction and 135 during operation.

“When it comes to big new power station projects, investors and communities need certainty,” said Hendry.

Readers' comments (2)

  • How far away is the waste wood coming from?
    Will the heat generated be used?
    Transporting wood long distances only to use a small proportiion of the energy is not making best use of resources.

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  • This is not a big power station only supplying about 0.1% of countrys energy needs. To get the maximum benefit the majority of the waste heat should be used for a district heating scheme or other purpose

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