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Scotland favours tidal, CHP, not large power

October 22, 2011
By Businessweek

Oct 22, 2011, Edinburgh - Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing made it clear yesterday that the government would favour tidal power and smaller, more efficient biomass combined heat and power (CHP) over large scale biomass power generation.

A report in Bloomberg BusinessWeek noted that projects that harness energy from the tides will
get five so-called Renewable Obligation Certificates, or ROCs, for each
megawatt-hour of power produced from 2013. That compares with three ROCs previously offered.

For biomass, Scotland has proposed a cap on the
size of the plant receiving support. Smaller, more efficient facilities
will be eligible for 1.5 tradable certificates, with those producing
heat as well as power getting two ROCs until 2015 and then 1.9 in
2015-16. Plants above a certain generation capacity will cease to get
subsidies over worries about fibre supply. See the full report here.

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