Protest over biomass energy plant in Grangemouth (UK)

Protestants blocked access to Grangemouth refinery for almost eight hours. They cuffed themselves to a facility as a protest measure against it

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy plants
Resources solid wood
Issues 1 social, 2 ecological, 3 economical, 4 cultural
Keywords wood power, plant, protest
Start date 2011
End date
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests The protestants are against the constructed biomass plant. In protest they cuffed themselves to a facility and blocked its functioning.
Barriers for dialogue The protestants strongly believe that the biomass plant causes deforestation, since the raw material is delivered from elsewhere. Protestants are against governmental subsidies to biomass.
Forums for dialogue joint discussion between representatives of the the mill and protestants. Mill's people have to ensure the origin of coming raw material and provide justification for the facility in order to convince the protestants and find a balance in common decision.
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation joint dialog between parties including administration and other interested and relevant stakeholders