by Philip Foster
I have just heard from a friend that work is going on at the Drax Power Station building storage and adapting one of their 11 boilers to burn, wait for it…. willow wands! It will require, apparently, some 72,000 tons of the stuff every month. Local farmers are planting willows rather than crops to rake in the extra subsidies, but no way can they supply that amount of biofuel. Then there is the pollution generated by burning green twigs. Coal burning products are a doddle to clean up compared to this. These people are certifiable. Rev Philip Foster MA 1 Barnfield, Common Lane, Hemingford Abbots, Cambridgeshire PE28 9AX 01480 399098 Also SMP Ltd.