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Stop UK palm oil power stations!

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11/06/2010 16:28  RssIcon

Object to plans for palm oil burning power station

Biofuelwatch, who have been leading the campaign against environmentally damaging biofuel power stations in the UK, are calling on supporters to object to a planning application for a power station in Leeds which explicitly refers to palm oil as a feedstock.


The company, Rocpower (subsidiary of Hargreaves Services) already has a biofuel power station in Wakefield and two other applications are pending, one in Sheffield, the other in Barnsley.  Rocpower states that their overall plans in the north of England are for 60MW biofuel capacity which would require at least 150,000 tonnes of biofuels a year. 

If you live in or near Leeds, Barnsley or Sheffield, and would like to help the campaign against those plans then please email .


You can help stop the expansion of biofuel power stations by objecting to planning applications. A recent application for an installation in Bristol was objected after Bristol council was flooded with protests.

Find out more and send an email objecting to the planning application now.



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