Methane and pollution in Brittany

It is about a project of biogaz (methanation) power plant in Bannalec in 2015. The prefect of region allowed this project meanwhile environmental associations and local population are against it. They point the risk of water pollution, the lack of independence of the Environmental Impact Assesment, and the potential nuisances for the local residents (smells, increase of the road traffic). A supervisory committee has been created to follow the creation of the power plant, in dialogue between the stakeholders.

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy plants
Resources industrial residues
Issues 2 economical, 3 ecological, 4 social, cultural
Keywords biogas, plant, opposition, Bannalec, France
Start date 2015
End date
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests
Barriers for dialogue
Forums for dialogue
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation