University blows £10m on green flops | The Times

A university has spent more than 10 million on green energy schemes that have failed to materialise.

The University of East Anglia, which was at the centre of the 2009 Climategate affair over leaked emails, has abandoned what it had promised would be a unique and innovative scheme to burn wood chips to generate power.

A second scheme to generate electricity from burning straw is in doubt after the consortium behind it filed for insolvency.

The university spent 8 million on the wood chip plant and invested 3 million in the Generation Park Norwich scheme, which included the straw plant.

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