Biofuel power plant opposition in Avonmouth (UK)

Local residents and organizations opposition to planned 2 boilers 100MW and 50MW biodiesel power station running on palmoil and jathropa.

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy plants
Resources logging residues, solid wood
Issues 1 social, 2 ecological, 3 economical, 4 cultural
Keywords biofuel plant, local protest, Uk
Start date 2015
End date
Reason(s) for conflict Fears of decreasing air quality in an area already affected by bad air quality, Environmetal and land use concerns over biomass for utilized biofuels (Palmoil & Jathropa)
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests NGOs are against deforestation which will be caused by the installed power plant, local people are afraid of negative health consequences.
Barriers for dialogue first generation biofuel and low efficiency of the boiler is one of the key barriers
Forums for dialogue open and trustworthy dialog
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation alternative solutions of the proposed 2 boilers