Beachwatch beach cleanups – you can help!

Dundee-Angus Beachwatch 2017 will take place on 15-17 September Collections organised by FoE Tayside: Lunan Bay North: Friday 15th September 10am till noon, meet at beach car  park (we will be doing this with a group of volunteers from Glaxo  Smith-Kline) Montrose: Friday 15th September …

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Dundee Councillors vote to object to Forth Energy Biomass Power Station

On 24 June 2013, the Policy & Resources Committee of Dundee City Council, made up of all the Councillors, voted by 20-6 to object to Forth Energy's so-called biomass "Renewable Energy Plant".  This means that, if Forth Energy feel it is still worthwhile pursuing this crazy project, it will go to …

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Friends of the Earth Tayside challenges Forth Energy’s Air Quality findings

Attached below is the Friends of the Earth Tayside response to Forth Energy’s Addendum on Air Quality, in relation to its application for a Biomass “Renewable Energy Plant” in Dundee. Biomass submission to ECU on Forth Energy Addendum 2 by FoE Tayside FINAL It is fairly length and the …

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Britain failing to protect people from effects of air pollution – UK Supreme Court

The UK Supreme Court ruled on 1 May that Britain has failed in its legal duty to protect people from the harmful effects of air pollution, opening the way for the European Commission to take infringement action against Britain.  This could require cities such as Dundee to introduce restrictions on …

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Dundee Biomass Plant – Suggestions for Contacting your Local Councillors

If you are concerned about Forth Energy’s proposed "Biomass Renewable Energy Plant" (i.e. power station which will burn trees), please contact your local councillors.  They are being discouraged from attending events where they might learn some of the unwelcome truths about the project, so it's up …

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Summary of Air Pollution & Health programme on BBC iPlayer!

A good overview of the growing problem of air pollution and its effects on our health, was presented in "Bang Goes the Theory" broadcast on 29 April 2013 on BBC1.   Link to programme web page.  This was very timely, two days before the Courier's debate on Forth Energy's proposed biomass plant in …

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Forth Energy Biomass Plant application revived

At the start of April, Forth Energy re-submitted its application for the Biomass Power Station at Dundee, with the addendum on air quality required by Dundee City Council when it first considered the application in January 2011.  If Councillors decide the air quality findings are acceptable, the …

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Environmental “Green” Techology – what is it and why is it important?

At a time when there’s talk of a “triple dip recession”, it’s encouraging to see the growth in the environmental technology sector. It is now at the heart of the British economy, providing around 8% of GDP and 940,000 jobs, and improving the performance of every other sector. But what is it, and why …

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Energy and Climate Change

Climate change brought on by human industrial activity is the most serious threat to the survival of the biosphere as we know it.  The biosphere is the home we share with all the animal and plant life on Earth, which has just the right conditions of temperature, moisture and chemicals to sustain the …

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Rural issues

With many of our members based in Dundee, there is a tendency to concentrate more on issues in the city than in the rural areas and smaller communities that make up most of Tayside.  This is something we would like to change. …

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