Why was the world’s biggest biomass power station closed down – and what does this mean for forests?
Background to Tilbury B:
On 13th August, Tilbury B, so far the world’s biggest biomass power station commissioned so far, was shut down for good. It is sited along the Thames east of London and was opened as a coal power station in 1968 and later acquired by RWE Npower. It was one of several UK coal power stations which did not meet the EU’s 2001 Large Combustion Plant Directive (LCPD) because of its very high sulphur dioxide
Historically, UK coal and …