York Residents Against Incineration

Plans for an anaerobic digester have been submitted for Selby. The plant, on the former citric acid factory, will compost food waste in closed vessels and burn the resulting gas to generate electricity for sale to the grid. This is the right way to do energy from waste. Why? Because it’s on a brownfield site, […]

The Yorkshire Post has reported that Amey Cespa will, after all, get compensation from the council tax payers of York and North Yorkshire if the planning application for their incinerator is turned down. Not so long ago, at the lengthy meeting where the waste contract was approved, the chair of North Yorkshire’s Planning Comittee stood […]

Another incinerator plan has hit the news recently. UK Coal have teamed up with PEEL Environmental and, of all people, Science City York, to build another giant commercial incinerator. Like the Tockwith plan, which you’ll remember was dropped after the site blew up, this is a purely private venure. Their plan is to collect commercial […]

As part of the “Sustainable Communities Act”, local governments were able to petition Westminster for additional powers. One of the requests that went up from the City of York Council to the Department for Communities and Local Government was that the Government could Bring commercial waste into councils’ targets for increased recycling by making appropriate […]

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