Renewable Energy Association fires back at green groups pushing for subsidy cuts

May 6, 2013 |

In the UK, concerns that subsidies for renewable electricity from biomass could cause a six-fold surge in demand for the UK’s forestry products have lead RSPB, Friends of the Earth, and Greenpeace to send a letter to The Times condemning the use of biomass in energy. The Renewable Energy Association fired back, releasing a “strongly-worded letter” that accused them of peddling pseudoscience in order to confuse the debate. CEO Gaynor Hartnell warned that the row could harm all renewable industries, including solar and wind power.

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