Early Day Motion 2428 – Remove subsidies for biomass & bioliquid electricity generation

This EDMĀ calls on the Government to remove the existing financial incentives for biomass and bioliquid electricity in the Renewables Obligation when the forthcoming review of banding is implemented in April 2013 so that this support can be directed towards other renewable energy sources.

It is sponsored by Caroline Lucas (Green Party) but Craig Whitaker hasn’t supported it. You can email him to ask him to support it, if you think that increasing the use of bio-energy generation for electricity is leading to food shortages, land grabs, large carbon debts and distracting attention from effective ways of reducing climate change.

This is an artist’s impression of the proposed Resource Recovery Facility in Bradford, which includes a household waste incinerator/electricity generation plant. It will run on household waste residues (what’s left over after recycling) from Calderdale and Bradford.