Port Talbot Biomass Power Station gets its permit

I have always thought that biomass power stations, like that one that is proposed in Port Talbot, are a mistake; they start from the premise that biomass is renewable and sustainable and that biomass power stations will ensure that the trees used are replaced with new planting. I do not think that it is as simple as that; the carbon cycle is more complex and plenty of carbon emissions will not be replaced by new biomass growth. Continue reading