Pellet Protectionism

Ontario Power Generation was transitioning from coal to co-generation or biomass but they stipulated that the pellets must be from and processed in Ontario. Other Canadian and international pellet producers were opposed.

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy governance conflicts
Resources logging residues, solid wood
Issues 3 social, 4 economical
Keywords Wood pellets, trade conflict
Start date 2009
End date
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests Company wants to ban export of wood pellets from Ontario area to other region for protecsionism purposes
Barriers for dialogue different positions of company and other processing industry on the market
Forums for dialogue open and trustworthy dialog
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation