Biomass plant opposition in Leith (SCO)

Biomass plant project in Leith (426 mio. € investment )Protest on plant size, air pollution and negative impact on surrounding area

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy plants
Resources solid wood
Issues 1 ecological, 2 social, 3 economical, 4 cultural
Keywords biomass plant, local protest, Scotland
Start date 2011
End date
Reason(s) for conflict local opposition to biomass plant
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests company wants to install the boiler, government supports the company which helps Scotland to meet renewable energy targets. People are opposing with claims that it makes the environment worse.
Barriers for dialogue no joint dialog, government should take more neutral position
Forums for dialogue joint and trustworthy dialog
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation
Comments Facebook group "Leith against the Biomass Plant Campaign" which has several hundreds of followers