Biomass power plant conlflict in Hungary

A company started to build a bioenergy power plant in order to make the city fossil free, but the local civil society distrust the company\'s plan for burning mainly straw & soft-stem agricultural by-products. The leading civil society NGO, the Civils for Mecsek (CMM)criticizes the plan for emphasizing too much on biomaterial transported more than 50 kilometers away and CMM is also worried about the negative impacts of the power plant on the agriculture of the region, as re-ploughing straw and agricultural residues in the soil is important to maintain the fertility of soil, as well as to prevent the drying of the soil in summer time.

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy governance conflicts, Bioenergy plants, Land use conflicts
Resources agricultural residues
Issues economical, 3 social, 4 ecological, cultural
Keywords conflict, burning, agricultural residues, hungary,
Start date 2011
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Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests
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