An Taisce Withdraws Objections to Mayo CHP Power Project

An Taisce has withdrawn its objection to the Mayo County Council decision to grant planning permission to Mayo Renewable Power’s proposed 50MW, all biomass, high efficiency CHP power project. An Taisce had expressed concern over the sustainability of the source of biomass for the plant.

However, Mayo Renewable Power has reacted positively to An Taisce’s concerns and has agreed to implement the ‘Mayo Renewable Power Code of Practice for Monitoring & Control of Biomass Production’, which will ensure that the biomass crops for the plant will only be produced from suitable land and in accordance with agreed codes of practice that ensure environmental sustainability.

“I believe that the protocol developed as a result of our discussions will lead to the development of a national code of practice for all biomass electricity generation plants and will be adopted as the standard to be achieved by future developers,” says Elizabeth Muldowney, An Taisce’s energy officer.

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