Cyclists protest against UK biomass plants
Two renewable-fired power stations planned for the UK have led to protests in the region.
On 12 April, a group of cyclists travelled from Bristol to Avonmouth to protest against the facilities: Helius Energy's £300 million (€363.5 million) plant in Avonmouth and W4B Bristol's palm oil biofuel plant, claiming the projects are 'green scams' which will harm the environment and affect air quality in Avonmouth.
The Mayor of Bristol George Ferguson is also against the projects. It has been reported he wrote a letter to the Treasury outlining his concerns and asking it not to guarantee loans to the projects.
In the letter he says that industrial biofuel power generation 'goes against so much that our city stands for' in terms of environment and social responsibility.