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Climate Threat: UK Power Station to Run on Wood Pellets by 2011 End

Genetically Engineered (GE) TreesPlans were approved on 14 March 2011 to convert RWEpower’s Tilbury B power station from coal to burning imported wood pellets – over 7 million tonnes per year.Biofuelwatch estimates that this would, if implemented, push the UK’s planned demand for biomass to around 60 million tonnes of wood per year. This is more than six times the UK’s annual wood production and poses a major threat to forests, local as well as forest-dependent communities and to the climate. RWE claim that most of the wood will be sourced from North America, but they have permission to source it from anywhere.

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