Government approves CHP station fuelled by waste

The Government has approve a new power station in Cheshire fuelled by waste. The proposed plant could take waste from Manchester, Halton, Cheshire and Warrington that would otherwise go to landfill. The decision by energy minister Malcolm Wicks allows INEOS Chlor to build a CHP station at Runcorn using energy from waste and with a capacity of 100 MW. He has also given deemed planning permission for the development. The heat and electricity will be used at the INEOS Runcorn site, a major complex for manufacturing chemicals and one of the largest energy users in the UKU. Malcolm Wicks said, ‘It is important that we move forward in tackling the UK’s waste problem. The proposed plant will make use of local waste for the production of energy, rather than contributing to the UK’s landfill.’
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