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Barton Renewable Energy Plant
7:31pm Monday 16th July 2012 in Your Letters
IT is disappointing to read that the proposed biomass plant, at Barton, is being rejected locally.
The plant being proposed would generate much needed energy while having the additional advantage of considerably reducing the need for, and cost of, landfill.
There would also be the creation of some employment in the area. As with all energy generation there is a downside and in this case there would be some air pollution.
Opponents of the scheme state that the plant would use poor technology, however the plant would need to conform to strict regulations and none of the regulatory or health authorities have objected to the plant, so how bad can it be?
Of course there may be superior technology but this would come at a price that would be reflected either in increased charges or in increased subsidies and in any case could be said to be gilding the lily.
So a balance needs to be struck which gives us a cost effective plant which generates electricity and reduces landfill but one which reasonably protects the environment and I would say that the proposed BREP meets that specification.