Protest of bioenergy plant in eastern Slovakia

About 50 local activists from the environmental organisation VLK participated in a protest rally in front of the energy company BIioenergy in the town of Bardejov in eastern Slovakia.

Ongoing conflict? no
Conflict type Biomass extraction conflicts (legally)
Resources solid wood
Issues 1 economical, 2 ecological, 3 social, 4 cultural
Keywords protest, Slovakia,Blioenergy, biomass plant, VLK
Start date 2014
End date 2014
Reason(s) for conflict The company is using woody biomass for electricity generation and gets subsidy from the government
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests Company to continue getting subsidies for burning biomass, general public - to stop paying subsidies and reduce deforestation in Slovakia
Barriers for dialogue Lack of common actions and constructive dialog
Forums for dialogue Joint round table and discussion to reveal the prons and cons of use of biomass for electricity
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation Independent feasibility study and joint actions with the participation of all interested parties