Green MEP Joins Row over Biofuel Plant at Shoreham Port
(Shoreham Herald) A SUSSEX MEP is the latest to say “no” to a proposals for a biofuel power station in Shoreham.
Adur District Council is currently considering an application, to build the facility at the town’s port. It has attracted hundreds of letters of objection, more than 400 people have signed a petition calling for it not to go ahead, and Green politician Keith Taylor, who represents Sussex in the European Parliament, is the latest to wade into the row.
…Edgeley Green Power (EGP), which has submitted the planning application, though, insists the plant, which would convert vegetable and plants oils into electricity, would be “completely sustainable”.
…Mr Taylor said biofuels were not a green alternative to fossil fuels.
He said: “Transporting and burning biofuels or biomass has devastating effects on people and the environment both in the UK and around the world.” READ MORE