Does Dundee need a new Energy-From-Waste plant?

FoE Tayside is currently considering whether and how to respond to a planning application for a new waste incinerator at Baldovie in Dundee (described in more detail below).  In this case, the incinerator would supply heat and power, and could therefore be classified as a supplier of renewable …

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Air Pollution & Public Health – summary of seminar in Dundee 30.11.16

(This is the press release issued following the event) Today’s event in Dundee, looking at the health impacts of air pollution in Dundee, and ways in which air quality could be improved, was significant not just for the subject being discussed. It also marked an important step in bringing …

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What’s wrong with TTIP?

The latest of a series of events in Tayside to demonstrate opposition to TTIP is being held on Saturday 22 August 2015.  So what are we protesting about? TTIP is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership - a proposed deal between the United States and the European Union.  If it was just …

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Climate Change – The Road to Paris

2015 is a critical year for the international effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change.  By the time the annual UN Climate Change Conference is held in Paris from 30 November - 11 December, it is hoped that countries from around the world will have decided on the emissions …

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Bye bye big Biomass

Great news for all those who campaigned tirelessly against the ill-conceived plans for a 100MW Biomass Power Station at Dundee Port - the applicants, Forth Energy, have pulled the plug after SSE's strategic review.  SSE was one half of Forth Energy, along with Forth Ports. There's also a big …

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Health impacts of air pollution in Tayside

New research demonstrates that air pollution not only causes respiratory diseases, but also gets into blood circulation where it can affect those suffering from heart problems.  The risks from cancer and strokes are also increased.  See the BBC report here and the BMJ research report here. This …

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Lack of provision for walkers and cyclists in Waterfront development

Stirling Station has a new "cycling hub" - but there seem to be no plans for anything similar in the multi-million pound reconstruction of Dundee Station, and walkers and cyclists get very little attention in the plans for the Waterfront.  Meanwhile Edinburgh Council commits to introducing 20 mph …

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20 mph speed limits in Dundee – Go20 go-slow by Council

A new campaign is being mounted to promote safer streets in Dundee.  Dundee City Council is dragging its feet whilst other cities introduce 20 mph speed limits to improve the safety of residential streets.  Edinburgh is the best example.  Following a successful experiment in the south of the city, …

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Campaign against Fracking

Join the campaign against fracking at the Global Frackdown Day!  Fracking is a process increasingly being used to release gas trapped deep underground in layers of rock (usually shales), by pumping a mixture of water and chemicals in at high pressure to force out the gas.  It's expensive and highly …

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The Black Fish and Marine Conservation

Shanwell Marine Animal Rescue Team took part in our annual Beachwatch at Broughty Ferry on 21 September 2013 (see photo below), and told us about this event. The BLACK FISH are coming to DUNDEE The Black Fish is a European based conservation organisation on a mission to change attitudes …

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