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 »

New Biofuelwatch Report on Gasification and Pyrolysis

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”. 

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CPP withdraws Leeds Appeal

Clean Power Properties (CPP) has withdrawn their appeal against refusal of planning permission for their incineration (pyrolysis) proposal at Bridgewater Road, Cross Green, Leeds.

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UKWIN calls on new Resource Minister to stop incineration

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 […]

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UKWIN 2015 AGM: ‘Europe Without Incineration’

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.

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Green Investment Bank Annual Review Protest (25 June 2015)

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.

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Wingland incinerator refused by planning committee

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 […]

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UKWIN’s 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

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 […]

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Skill-sharing and Strategy Workshop, Birmingham, Saturday in July-October

Some of the Lush funding, alongside some of UKWIN’s reserves, is ring-fenced to cover venue costs for a Skill-sharing and Strategy Workshop for the wider movement (including, but not limited to members of UKWIN, Biofuelwatch, Zero Waste England, etc.). This Campaign Workshop could be held at the Birmingham Voluntary Service Council (BVSC) building on a […]

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Open UKWIN Meeting, Birmingham, Weekday in April-May

Existing UKWIN Directors (Trustees) think it would be good for UKWIN Members (including potential future UKWIN Trustees) to be invited to our next Meeting in Birmingham to increase the level of engagement with UKWIN members. Agenda items are expected to include discussions of the AGM programme and UKWIN workshop, UKWIN’s medium-term priorities, and opportunities for […]

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Celebrations after King’s Lynn incinerator victory

With their hard work, dedication, and willingness to share their knowledge and experiences with the wider anti-incineration movement, the local campaigners against the incinerator proposed for King’s Lynn have managed to mount a high-profile and successful campaign. UKWIN is delighted to report that campaigners in Norfolk and beyond are now celebrating the fact that waste giant Cory Wheelebrator […]

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