More biomass co-firing allowed under Renewables Obligation

Energy companies will be able to increase the amount of biomass co-firing they use to meet their renewable energy obligations, the Business Department (BERR) has announced.

Under the Renewables Obligation, electricity suppliers have to source an increasing proportion of their electricity from renewables. In 2009, the level will be 9.7%. They do this by buying evidence of renewable electricity generation - so-called renewables obligation certificates (ROCs) - from generators.

Last year, the government issued proposals to limit the proportion of biomass co-firing a company can use to meet the obligation to 1

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