Following on closely from the Secretary of State’s decision to call-in one of their incinerator applications due to various concerns about their proposal, beleaguered Clean Power Properties has been faced with a double whammy today in both England and Wales.

Whilst the website of RLand, advisors to Clean Power Properties, have boasted that: “…Projects are…taken expertly from inception, through planning and development, to full operation and maintenance”, in fact none of CPP’s incineration plants proposed in the UK have ever obtained an Environmental Permit, let alone become operational, and CPP has actually suffered a series of planning failures.

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The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has called-in an application to vary the planning conditions for an incinerator proposed by Clean Power Properties for Corby, Northamptonshire. This means that the controversial proposals will be considered by a Planning Inspector at a Public Inquiry where evidence will be heard. The Inspector will then produce a report offering recommendations and the final decision will be made by the Secretary of State. Continue reading »

Since our inspiring and uplifting Annual General Meeting in London at the very end of May UKWIN members have celebrated a number of victories in campaigns to prevent new waste incineration capacity. Continue reading »

On the 3rd of August 2015 a Planning Inspector decided to refuse planning permission for a circa 140ktpa gasification-type incinerator proposed for Lock Street (appeal ref 2224529). This decision has a fair amount of history, providing both an interesting case study and a useful precedent for other facilities with unsubstantiated R1 and carbon claims. Continue reading »

Biofuelwatch has produced a 40-page report entitled “Biomass Gasification and Pyrolysis: How UK Support for ‘Energy Innovation’ Leads to Business Failures and Particularly Inefficient and Dirty Biomass Power Stations”.  Continue reading »

Clean Power Properties (CPP) has withdrawn their appeal against refusal of planning permission for their incineration (pyrolysis) proposal at Bridgewater Road, Cross Green, Leeds. Continue reading »

Speaking about the appointment of Rory Stewart MP as Parliamentary Under Secretary with responsibility for ‘resource and environmental management’ the National Coordinator of the United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN), Shlomo Dowen, said:

Locking our valuable materials into incineration is a serious long-term risk to UK resource security. Government-subsidised and Government-sanctioned incineration overcapacity harms the markets for recycling and reduces the marginal benefits of waste minimisation and re-use schemes, causing significant environmental harm. As such, UKWIN calls on the new Resource minister to work with us and his colleagues in Government to develop an incineration exit strategy that will allow for a move to a zero waste circular economy.

Those concerned about waste incineration can make their thoughts and feelings known to the new Resource Minister by writing to him at: rory.stewart.mp@parliament.uk

The United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) held its eighth Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 30th May 2015 at the Greenpeace Offices in London. Continue reading »

As part of our ongoing “Banking on Big Biomass” campaign, Biofuelwatch and the UK Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) will be paying a visit to the Green Investment Bank (GIB) at their Annual Review on Thursday the 25th of June from 9.30am – 12.30pm at Gibson Hall, London, EC2N 3BA. Continue reading »

A 420,000 tpa gasification-type incinerator, promoted by Pacific Green Technologies (PGTK, who took over PREL) as ‘EnergyPark Sutton Bridge’, has been refused planning consent by South Holland District Council.

Back in January 2014 the planning committee decided to grant planning consent, but this was successfully challenged by local campaigner Shirley Giles (who was represented by Deighton Pierce Glynn) who convinced the Council to agree to a quashing order at the High Court because the Council had “not properly considered the sustainability of the proposal before giving it the green light” [Source].

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This year’s UKWIN AGM will be open to all UKWIN Members free of charge (donations always welcome), from 11am at the Greenpeace Office in London on Saturday 30th May 2015. Note: please bring your own lunch, or eat nearby, this time.

I am very pleased to announce that our Guest Speaker will be Zero Waste Europe Director Joan Marc Simon. Joan Marc will speak about the evolving European policy context for waste management as well as the best ways for promoting the zero waste agenda.

Contact shlomo.dowen@gmail.com to book your place(s).

Relevant Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/396461387198760/

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