Monday, May 11, 2009

Green Party Euro Election Broadcast

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Green Party Euro Election Broadcast had its first showing today. The local election broadcast will be shown during the week commencing 18 May.

Big biomass power station for Bristol...

I'll be keeping an eye on the online debate about the proposed '...£200 million "green" power station at Avonmouth...', adding to initial comments I've already made, as appropriate.

If the figures in this report on the local newspaper website are right then this biomass power station would produce much more electricity than the hopefully now dead proposal for mass incinerating Bristol's domestic waste - and minus the big disadvantages!

Bringing in most of the biomass fuel by ship is pretty efficient too.

The potential contribution to building a sustainable society from biomass is good - if the details are planned properly and the exact technology properly assessed.

They say the fuels used will be sustainably sourced, which is great (though I'd like to see the figures on this to check the claim). Hopefully the fuel would be UK sourced too.

Ideally it would be a combined heat and power station (CHP), twice as efficient because 'waste' heat from electricity production is put to good use, though I doubt that the earmarked location is right for doing this.