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Biomass campaign launched

The Back Biomass campaign has been launched by the UK Renewable Energy Association to encourage more government support for renewables.

Principally concerned with biomass and combined heat and power technology, the campaign will also focus on completion of the government’s review of federal renewables support by the close of 2011.

The campaign is funded by EON, Future Biogas, RES, British Sugar and Drax.

A statement from the association said: “The Back Biomass campaign aims to deliver the clear message to government that it must not let the opportunity to reap the benefits of this flexible and affordable technology slip away as they fix the details and levels of future support for planned projects over the coming months.”

A review of the Renewables Obligation is currently being conducted by the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Any changes will be implemented in 2013, which the REA states is creating uncertainty about the level of support available after 2012, leading to lack of confidence in investors.