The Social and Economic Council (SER), which is an important advisory body to the government, that the country should discontinue the use of woody biomass for power and heat generation. A number of experts have strong doubts about this recommendation, and believes that it is the extract of the klimaatdoelen just makes it harder.
The use of woody biomass for the production of electricity and heat for heating will be for a long period of time to criticism. According to the opponents, it leads to a lot of the CO2 and / or nitrogen. According to the SER, the government is there to work with them to stop.
There were alternatives, which, according to the advisory board within a reasonable period of time, can be used, which is thought to be from renewable sources such as geothermal energy (geothermal energy), aquathermie (heat, water, wind, and solar energy.
the statistics agency, CBS, estimates that currently around 3% of the amount of energy used for heat comes from biomass and of wood-based. In the current, that is, about 2 percent of the time.
it has been Previously decided, for a number of years, is to stop the firing of biomass for the production of electricity. Now, therefore, the use of biomass for heat and back to zero, it is the social and economic COUNCIL, which is in the Second Room, the support for it is.
the Scientists have been highly critical of
But there are serious doubts about whether, in the short term, it is enough energy that can be extracted from the above-mentioned alternatives. A group of scientists, among whom were several professors, who wrote a letter to the advisory board, in which they are expressing their concerns about the concept.
"We are worried about the impact of your recommendation on the preservation of the security of energy supply and to tackle the climate change issue." In this manner, the SERVICE advisors have a lot to be optimistic in view of the different sources of energy.
"In the heat of the alternatives that we believe do not or they cost a lot of money. It takes at least ten to twenty years before some of these alternatives are technically and economically on a larger scale, it can be used for." In addition, there is, according to them, lack of clarity about what a sustainable geo - and aquathermie would be.
the Sun - power and wind power have limitations,
you may Also use it to generate power through the sun, in the wind and sticking to the disadvantages, there is the group. "The potential and the speed in which the sun and the wind capacity that can be expanded, sit-limits." They suggest, moreover, that the sun is not always shining and the wind is not always blowing, as the biomass, however, is always available to you.
more importantly, the scientists also said that the demand for the use of biomass for the CO2 that is released during the combustion of these fuels, will be re-used, which fits perfectly in a circular economy. "We are concerned that the approach of the climate issue in our country, in your opinion, be unnecessarily complicated and delayed, they agree to go.
One of the Visser is professor of energy Transition at the hanze university of applied sciences in Groningen, and the question of whether the additional solar panels and wind turbines provides enough energy to be able to take care of using biomass in a short period of time for the spell to be able to do it.
"We have got to 2030 with a major challenge in the field of the sun and the wind, as the networks have now been hardly able to cope. In addition, the renewable sources of power to us, for about ten years in the north-west of Europe, in a manner of speaking, all ears, as soon as it's nice and windy, and the sun is shining."
in Order to meet the CO2 target in 2030 can be met, he is more in the manner and under ground storage of CO2 at that time. However, in the current climate deal, already have a goal, but that could be a bit far as he is concerned, is relatively simple, and a little further up.
The controversy over the use of forest biomass to allow for the uncertainty in the business environment. If unsure, an energy supplier Vattenfall plans to be in Diemen, the netherlands central to the build up of biomass. The company wants to be the first clear idea of the politics, before the final decision to build is made, said the director Martijn Hagens recently, at The Moment.