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At an interesting meeting looking at the supply of wood as a source of power in the Hampshire area on Saturday 2 November 2013,  editor and founder of Woodfuel magazine Danielle Vickers gave a

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Three out of the six 630 MW electricity generation units at the Drax power station have been converted to burning biomass in the form of wood pellets (BiofuelWatch, 2015; Drax, 2016).

Since wood is part of the natural carbon cycle any carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, which is emitted when the wood is burnt will almost immediately be absorbed during photosynthesis by other living plant material. So there will be no net increase in the carbon dioxide in the air and therefore effectively zero contribution to climate change.

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An overview of the independent generation market in Great Britain.

The former Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government, Sir David King, has said of the new book by Professor David Mackay ‘Sustainable Energy – without the hot air’ that it ‘sets out with enormous clarity and objectivity the various alternative low carbon pathways that are open to us’.