Friday, 4 May 2012

Blyth Alert

RES has submitted an application to build a 100MW biomass power station at Battleship Wharf in Blyth. It would burn a million tonnes of wood per year.  The planning application says very little about where the wood will come from, but the vast majority is expected to be imported.  If RES get planning permission then they will be able to burn wood from anywhere in the world, whether from destructive logging of native Canadian forests, or from monoculture tree plantations in Brazil or West Africa, where such plantations are being rapidly expanded at the expense of local communities and ecosystems.
Please support local residents opposed to the development by objecting to the application.  For more background information, links, and suggestions of how to object, please go to

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