Thursday, August 27, 2009

Government green lights 60MW biomass plant

The government has today given the green light for a new 60MW biomass plant at Tilbury Docks in Essex.

The move leaves client Tilbury Green Power, part of Express Energy Holdings, clear to start construction.

Works are expected to take up to three years to complete, creating 380 jobs. The plant is expected to sustain 120 jobs once operational.

Energy and Climate Change minister Lord Hunt said:

“If we are to tackle climate change we must reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and also make use of renewable sources of fuel. This power station will achieve both those objectives by turning waste into energy and using biomass, which will also contribute to delivering the UK’s renewable energy targets.

Proposals to construct power stations with a capacity greater than 50 MW requires the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change’s consent under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989.

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