Government urged to rethink blanket ban on biomass CfDs

The government has been urged by Labour to rethink its new blanket ban on new Contracts for Difference (CfDs) for biomass by allowing projects fitted with carbon capture technology to compete in auctions. In a House of Commons debate on Tuesday night, held to approve new CfD regulations, shadow energy minister Alan Whitehead said the opposition backed the government’s overall proposal to exclude conversions of coal-fired power stations to biomass plants. 

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