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Vattenvall puts plan to build NL’s biggest biomass power plant on ice
June 25, 2020
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: International

Swedish state-owned energy company Vattenfall has decided to postpone plans to build the Netherlands’ biggest biomass fired power station because of the ongoing discussion about how green biomass actually is. The plant is to be built in Diemen on the outskirts of Amsterdam, but both locals and the town council have major doubts about the project. Biomass is predominantly made up of wood chips and vegetable and fruit waste. … The first step in finalising the decision involves the Dutch government giving clarity about its plans and the role of biomass in reaching climate change targets. Support for the use of wood pellets to generate electricity is crumbling in The Hague and there is now a majority in parliament for ending subsidies for new biomass power plants.


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