Renewable Energy Focus revealed how a survey into global mergers and acquisitions showed that 37% of respondents intended to invest in biomass, compared to 36% investing in solar and 35% in wind.
Investors see biomass as a quicker way to get a good return on their investment. Biomass plants (the incineration of waste) can provide electricity whilst also providing heating to surrounding buildings / businesses, providing another source of income for the plant operators.
So, the money may be on biomass but we’ve a feeling that people would rather have wind turbines in their back gardens than biomass plants.
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