Critisism towards Ironbridge power station

Ironbridge Power Station (owned by E.On) wants to start burning wood imported from the US. Biofuelwatch claims burning wood pellets would emit up to 50 5 more carbon dioxide than coal.

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy plants
Resources logging residues
Issues 1 social, 2 economical, 3 ecological, 4 cultural
Keywords carbon emissions, US, biofuel, discussion
Start date 2012
End date
Reason(s) for conflict Disagreement about carbon emissions from wood burning
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests Company wants to burn imported pellets, and blaimed for adittional emission by NGOs
Barriers for dialogue creation of addittion CO2 emission in line with relatevely cheap raw material which has to be shipped long distance creates a dillemma
Forums for dialogue joint and trustworthy dialog
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation finding of alternative raw material on shorter distance to decrease the CO2 emissions