To support this stance we have commissioned research to examine the emissions from producing and using biomass to generate electricity and heat compared with using coal and gas. The summary and technical reports are available to download below.
Correction: Earlier versions of this report used a figure of 25 per cent of future electricity generation capacity converted to CHP on page 8. This should have read 75 per cent. Please download this version to ensure you have the correct figure.
Presentations from the launch of the biomass report
The official launch of this work was on 22 April 2009 in London.
A talk was also given by the RSPB, however this was mainly unsupported by Powerpoint.