Drax AGM case in UK - convertion from coal to biomass

Drax AGM is an energy company in UK . Drax power station in Yorkshire is the largest coal-burner in the UK, and is now also the biggest biomass power station in the world.

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy plants
Resources logging residues
Issues 1 economical, 2 social, 3 ecological, 4 cultural
Keywords bioenergy, protest, UK, Drax AGM
References http://www.biofuelwatch.org.uk/2015/drax-agm-2015-pr/ http://www.endswasteandbioenergy.com/article/1343698/protest-planned-drax-subsides https://www.facebook.com/events/180781078666217/
Start date 2015
End date
Reason(s) for conflict Drax AMG is a power plant in London which utilizes the coal at the moment. The company is planning to shift from coal to biomass and asking for subsidies. The NGOs are opposing the plans and wish to withdraw the subsidies for the company.
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests Company is interested to shift from coal to biomass and get rewarded (£3 billion a year), the local authority is interested in the clean technologies. Local residents and NGOs are concern that the money which will be given to the company are tax payers money (education, health etc.) and shifting to biomass will cause the deforestation.
Barriers for dialogue The parties in the conflict seems to have different values on the matter. The local reward of £3 billion a year is causing a huge struggle.
Forums for dialogue Joint round table and feasibility study on pros and cons of the shift to biomass, and detailed explanation why £3 billion a year are need to be rewarded to the company
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation Only common actions, communication between stakeholders help to resolve the case.
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