Government unveils reporting process for biomass investors

Investors that are interested in converting coal plants into renewable biomass facilities, and those that co-fire a high proportion of biomass with coal, have been given a boost under new plans set out by energy minister John Hayes.

The government has introduced a voluntary reporting process under the Renewables Obligation for these generators.

This will minimise regulatory burdens on generators and enable the government to better estimate how much financial support these schemes will need.