Energy supplier unveils biomass power station plans

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A leading energy supplier in the UK has unveiled new plans to build a biomass power station at the Port of Bristol.

E.ON is set to invest around £300 million into the development, which will be the third of its kind built by the company.

If the plans are approved, construction work will begin on the project in 2010, with the plant expected to be fully operational by 2014.

Dr Paul Golby, chief executive of E.ON UK, said that the power station would make a "considerable contribution" to help the government meet renewable targets.

"Schemes such as this, together with cleaner coal, gas and new nuclear, will help us to keep the UK's lights on, while also reducing carbon emissions and ensuring energy is as affordable as possible for our customers," he added.

E.ON recently stated that an Ipsos Mori survey has demonstrated there is support from residents near the Kingsnorth power station for a new cleaner coal facility to be built there.

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