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 a Public Local Inquiry where the arguments for and against it will be presented in more detail. The Scottish Government may not be so keen to see this happen in 2014, in the run up to the referendum on independence, since it would focus the public’s attention on the serious contradictions in its policies on producing electricity from biomass.
In the meantime, thanks to everyone who has supported the campaign against this project which would produce electricity inefficiently at a very high price and damage the health of the people of Dundee in the process. The arguments against the project are set out in detail elsewhere on this site.
There are reports on the Council decision on the BBC website and the Courier website. The Courier argued that the public inquiry could take 2 years to reach a decision, whilst it says that the Council leader felt that the evidence from opponents (FoET and others) was too much to take in.