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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Eco-housing co-ops in Dundee

Just in from Andy Glen, promoting eco housing co-ops in Dundee: Hello Along with some friends - was just discussing housing co-ops - eco housing - It would be great to have a few more interested in this - as we are all committed to staying in Dundee. No real plans as such but I wondered perhaps if …

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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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Biomass: Our response to the Committee report

The Policy & Resources Committee of Dundee City Council met to consider Forth Energy's biomass plant application on June 24th.  Friends of the Earth Tayside set out a number of important facts that were missing from the Committee report, set out below, and also issued a more detailed response …

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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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Government U-turn results in Grangemouth biomass plant go-ahead

FoE Tayside have criticised the decision by Energy Minister Fergus Ewing on 3 June 2013 to approve Forth Energy's application for a biomass power plant at Grangemouth - similar to Dundee but with more capacity to produce heat. In a statement to the Courier, Andrew Llanwarne, Co-ordinator of …

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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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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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Don’t close Marchbanks!

Displaced recyclers in Dundee will be forced to drive 1 million miles over the next year, spend almost £500,000 in fuel and running costs and emit over 4000 tonnes CO2, just to do what good citizens should do by responsibly dealing with the 6000 tonnes of "waste"which they currently take to Dundee's …

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