Potential For Portsmouth Naval Base To Get Biomass Energ.
By Cynthia Taylor
Local news has reported that the naval base in Portsmouth, UK could get a renewable energy project.
This project is to cater for visiting ships and two new aircraft carriers, the council appears to favour a biomass-based solution. Council leader, Gerald Vernon-Jackson has confirmed that Helius Energy is currently in talks with the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Modern warships that come in to the naval base they need to tap into an electrical mains which use up a large amount of electricity. Mr Vernon-jackson has said that the biomass-based project would be more sustainable and could be cheaper as well as create jobs.
The MoD has said that no final decision has been made and that they were looking at other power sources before a decision is made.
There has been previous reports about Helius and that this company is also behind the proposal for a £300 million biomass plant in Southampton, that has had stiff opposition from the local residents, with a result the project remains in limbo.
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