Argument against wood burning energy plant in Dundee (UK)

Controversial plans for a new £325 million plant at the port of Dundee are due to be considered by city councillors comes soon. But critics say that hazardous emissions from the smokestack could worsen air pollution in the city, which is already at dangerous levels.

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy plants
Resources logging residues
Issues 1 social, 2 ecological, 3 economical, 4 cultural
Keywords wood power, plant, protest
Start date 2013
End date
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests local activist raised the attention of Dundee City Council to reject the proposed wood-burning power station due to destruction of North American forests for sake of bioenergy transfer to UK
Barriers for dialogue the absence of the company representative during the council meeting
Forums for dialogue joint and constructive meeting with participation of company's representative
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation considering the alternative source of raw material for bioplant to decrease the pressure on sustainability issue