12 September 2020
Nottingham Green Party have submitted an official objection to the proposal to convert the existing Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station, which burns coal, into a waste incinerator.
The main reasons for the objection are:
Guy Jones, Chair of the Nottingham Green Party, said,
"This proposal is an example of the insanity that prevails when business pays lip service to environmental issues.
"Not only is incinerating waste not a form of recycling. It causes damage to the environment directly. Much of the waste that will be burnt at the plant is plastic. Plastic is made from fossil fuels. This incinerator will be nothing more than a fossil fuel power station just like the plant it is replacing.
"The solution to waste is to reduce, reuse and recycle. Burning it to create energy will simple justify the continued production of the waste in the first place.
"The solution to the energy problem is to reduce the need and massively increase production from environmentally sensitive and sustainable sources.
"Ratcliffe on Soar Power Station should be converted to a Green Energy Centre, providing environmentally low impact and sustainable power to people and business in the local area."
Click here to sign the petition against the EMERGE Centre on Change.org: https://www.change.org/p/nottinghamshire-county-council-no-to-the-ratcliffe-on-soar-incinerator