Cape Breton Biomass Project Raising Concerns

Environmental concerns have been raised at Nova Scotia's biomass boiler at Point Tupper because there is not enough low-quality wood to meet its demands and high quality wood is being used. There are also financial concerns. Nova Scotia Power, NewPage Port Hawkesbury

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy governance conflicts, Biomass extraction conflicts (legally), Land use conflicts
Resources logging residues, solid wood
Issues 3 social, 4 ecological, 4 economical
Keywords Biomass conflict, harvesting issues
References http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1261832-nova-scotia-power-biomass-project-in-cape-breton-raising-green-concerns and https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!topic/ccdayofaction/TgnO8iE70pk http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/port-hawkesbury-paper-7m-1.3278627
Start date 09.01.2015
End date
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests the company needs additional resources to feed the power plant, other parties are sceptical that it is sustainable
Barriers for dialogue company takes the cheapest raw material at lowest costs, meaning no selective harvesting, only clear cut
Forums for dialogue open and trustworthy dialog, seeking of alternative fuel at reasonable price
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation
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