Friday, 19 March 2010

Port Clarence Biomass plant approved

Friends of the Earth attended the planning committee that unanimously approved the power station that will use 400,000 tonnes of Palm Kernel Shells a year from Malaysia. It was a close call to oppose it, but we felt that it should use another fuel source. Power stations that use palm oil are at the pre-planning stage in the Teesside area, and they should be rejected!

We wish this project well and hope that it really does use Combined Heat and Power and puts Teesside on the map with a power station as iconic as Battersea.

Northern Echo article

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