39401717To meet the 2020 renewable energy target the UK is going to need biomass, and lots of it. The Department for Energy and Climate Change is hoping for an additional 20-38TWh of biomass electricity. This will require around 12-23 million dry tonnes of biomass, most of which will be imported as pellets from North America and burnt in converted coal-fired power plants.

Read the rest of Raphael Slade’s guest post on the Green Alliance Blog: http://tinyurl.com/GreenAllianceBlog.

Dr Raphael Slade is a lecturer in Environmental Sustainability at the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College.