Friday, September 28, 2012

[biofuelwatch] Please tell W4B's new owners to drop palm oil power station plans

In 2010 and 2011 respectively, biofuel company W4B got planning permission to build two biofuel  power stations in Portland and Bristol in which they expected to burn palm oil.  In both places, planning permission was granted against strong local and national opposition.  In Bristol, the City Council had rejected the application because they viewed it as incompatible with commitments to sustainability and mitigating climate change, however the Secretary of State overruled their decision on Appeal.  Neither power station has been built yet.

Recently, W4B was taken over by another UK company, Peak Gen Holdings (based in Leamington Spa), who are backed by the investment company Pioneer Point Partners.  Peak Gen has failed to answer questions from campaigners as to whether they intend to go ahead with W4B's palm oil power station plans in Portland and Bristol.

If both power stations were built, they would almost quadruple the UK's use of palm oil in biofuels, at a high cost to tropical forests, climate and communities.

Please go to to find out more and to call on W4B's new owners to publicly abandon the biofuel power station plans for Bristol and Portland and please let others know about this alert, too.  Many thanks.  


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Biofuels are a wide range of fuels which are in some way derived from biomass.

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