GOVERNMENT support for biomass has been maintained – as plans are drawn up for a huge plant in Southampton.
Helius Energy wants to build the £300m, 100mw wood-burning plant at Western Docks.
People living in the Freemantle and Millbrook areas are to be polled on the plans in a referendum in November.
Yesterday the Government announced its new range of subsidies for renewable energy technologies, with no change to the ‘dedicated biomass’ category of power generation.
There was a ten per cent cut in support for onshore wind farms – lower than expected, after Tory MPs called for a 25 per cent reduction.