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Britain’s largest biomass plant in Wales

A biomass power station that will use wood chip to produce enough electricity to power half a million homes in Wales, has been given the go ahead by the UK Environment Agency.

The Prenergy plant, in Port Talbot, South Wales, could be Britain’s largest biomass power plant.

The environment, the Environment Agency has insisted that all wood used at the biomass plant is from sustainable sources. It is the first time the Environment Agency has included this clause as part of an environmental permit.
 
Tony Grayling, the Environment Agency’s Head of Climate Change and Sustainable Development, says: “If the sustainability standard is met, this new station will be a big step towards meeting the Government’s climate change and renewable energy targets."
 
Biomass electricity could be responsible for generating approximately 3.5% of Britain’s electricity by the mid 2010s.

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