Centralized biogas plant on Northeast Italy

The case showed that the project for a big scale biogas plant promoted by the local authority as environmental modernization for local agriculture, and supported by important professional organizations, became controversial for the local community and was finally abandoned.

Ongoing conflict? no
Conflict type Bioenergy plants
Resources logging residues
Issues 1 ecological, 2 social, 3 economical, 4 cultural
Keywords conflict, bioenergy, biogas, tourism, Italy
References http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-11-00105.1
Start date 2002
End date 2011
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests local authority and professional organization are aimed to bring new investments to the area, however did not involve local community and hidden the possible environmental consequences on tourism development of such large scale project implementation
Barriers for dialogue local authority and professional did not involve local community in the process of dialog
Forums for dialogue the size of the plant may have a scucial point, therefore more modest plan with biogas plant could be additional working place and not threaten the local tourism
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation open and trustworthy dialog