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Edinburgh Today

Leith Docks

Biomass Plant

Proposals Criticised

A proposal by Forth Energy to build a  360m biomass plant at Imperial Dock, Leith, to meet most of Edinburgh's energy needs, has been criticised by green groups after it was revealed that it was to be powered by woodchip shipped from Scandinavia and  North America.

Edinburgh Evening News, February 122, 2010,  pp.6-7

Health Fears

Edinburgh City Council Leader Jenny Dawe has expressed concerns that fumes from the proposed biomass plant might cause a health hazard for workers and local residents, and stall the wider regeneration of the waterfront area.

Edinburgh Evening News, March 22, 2010, p.6

For and Against

An article in the Evening News on March 29 set out arguments for and against the proposed development.

Arguments in favour were advanced by Forth Energy, the company formed by Fort Ports and Scottish & Southern Energy.

Arguments against it were advanced by Leith LInks' Residents' Association.

Arguments included the following:

FOR: 

-  Forth Ports have plans to invest 1.7bn in four renewable energy plants.  These would be at the ports of Leith, Grangemouth, Dundee and Rosyth and would have a total capacity of up to 500 megawatts, enough to power more than a million homes.

-  The plants would be fuelled by sustainably sourced biomass, so would be a contribution towards the Scottish Government's target of 50% of Scotland's electricity being supplied from renewable sources by 2020.

-  This is an ambitious project.  It would have a positive impact on Leith, creating 250 construction jobs and 60 operational jobs.

-  Leith is in an ideal location for the plant, having excellent sea and rail links, a deep water port and the capacity to unload the biomass quickly and store it.

AGAINST: 

-  The plan has been hastily drawn up in response to Forth Ports' difficulty in achieving the returns they expected from the housing developments on their land.

-  The plant would produce harmful, toxic emissions.  It would have a 100m chimney, but the frequent sea fogs in the Forth would result in the emissions not being dispersed.

-  The plant would create light create continuous light and noise pollution.  It would be floodlit, day and night, and articulated lorries would be visiting the plant 24 hours a day.

-  There are plans for a residential Waterfront, but this plant  would not encourage the sale of flats in the area.

-  There are no guarantees that the fuel for the plant would come from sustainable forests.

Edinburgh Evening News, March 29, 2010, p.12

 

Opposition Mounting

Opposition is growing to Forth Energy's plans for their 360m biomass power plant, which would have a smoke stack up to 100 metres high, at Leith Docks . 

If the project gains approval, the plant is due to be completed by 2015 and will involve the demolition of a B-listed grain silo.

Organisations expressing concern include three community councils, two residents' associations and the environmental organisation, Greener Leith.

Edinburgh Evening News, April 6, 2010, p.17

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks