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REA dismisses NGO anti-biomass stance

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The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has accused a number of green campaigners of scaremongering over their opposition to biomass, according to a letter shown to the Guardian.

In the letter, sent in March, the REA criticises Greenpeace, RSPB and Friends of the Earth for their anti-biomass stance and the belief that its combustion does not sufficiently reduce carbon emissions.

As reported in the Guardian, REA’s chief executive Gaynor Hartnell wrote: “Some of what has gone on recently is not worthy of your stature … The companies we represent are engaged in practical actions to reduce carbon emissions, improve forestry management, protect biodiversity and provide energy.”

She adds that the data used by these NGOs to support their assertions amounts to ‘misinformation’ and is ‘not science’.

The letter can be read in full by clicking here.