Subject tag: Edmonton Incinerator

04 May 2022

An overwhelming majority of north London residents who responded to a recent survey are in favour of a waste strategy that does not include incineration and favour a significant increase in recycling and reuse.

04 May 2022

Just under half of candidates standing for election to councils in north London have signed up to the commitments listed in a manifesto issued by a community group that campaigns for zero-waste policies across the seven boroughs that are represented on the North London Waste Authority.

27 April 2022

New analysis by environmental and waste consultant Dr Dominic Hogg further undermines the environmental case that the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has been setting out in support of this expensive and 'environmentally disastrous' project.

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19 April 2022

Candidates standing for election to seven north London councils next month have been signing up to a manifesto published by a community group concerned about poor recycling and reuse rates across the area.

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10 March 2022

A new survey of north London residents, launched this week, is asking us about how waste is collected from our homes, how well we think the current system works, our ideas for improvements, and what changes we would find acceptable if they meant that more of the items we no longer need could be recycled instead of being burnt.

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22 February 2022

Environmental campaigners have abandoned their plan to apply for a judicial review of the decision to build a new and bigger waste incinerator in Edmonton because of doubts about whether they qualilfly for a cap on legal costs. The Stop the Edmonton Incinerator Now coalition will instead try other strategies to derail the North London Waste Authority's incinerator project, including calling on levelling up secretary Michael Gove to send in Government commissioners to investigate the NLWA and take over its powers until it can be put on a sound footing.

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31 January 2022

Opponents of the planned new Edmonton Incinerator have taken the first step in seeking a judicial review of the North London Waste Authority's decision to sign a contract for its construction. A crowdfunder has been set up to raise money to cover legal costs. A consultation leaflet issued by the NLWA in 2014 makes no reference to incineration, greenhouse gas emissions or the fact that the incinerator would be burning recyclable materials.

19 January 2022

It's been a busy week for opponents of north London's planned new mega-incinerator. An estimated 600 protesters marched in Edmonton on Sunday and opposition councillors in some of the seven boroughs represented on the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) have been trying to persuade their colleagues to call for a pause and review of the project, on environmental, health and financial grounds.

19 January 2022

In the light of the new Edmonton incinerator, which if it gets built will need to be fed with large quantities of 'waste' for several decades, here are two videos about why we need to transition to a circular economy - in very contrasting styles (the first includes some strong language), but essentially telling the same story.

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14 January 2022

With only four days to go before the contract to build the new Edmonton Incinerator is due to be signed, councillors from the Green Party and Liberal Democrats have criticised the Mayor of Enfield, accusing him of unnecessarily delaying the date of a council meeting to discuss the contract, meaning that it will take place too late to stop contract signature. Meanwhile, the broadbased coalition which unites members of more than 50 campaign groups and opposes the new incinerator is making preparations for what is likely to be the biggest protest yet, a family-friendly march on Sunday afternoon from Edmonton Green to the misleadingly named 'Eco Park' along the North Circular Road.

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10 January 2022

A Green Party councillor has written to the council's most senior officers warning that proceeding with the planned signature on 18th January of a contract to build the new Edmonton Incinerator would expose the local authority to severe financial risks. He urges them to take steps to withdraw the London Borough of Enfield's support from the scheduled signing of the contract between the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) and the Spanish contractor Acciona.

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05 January 2022

Campaigners concerned about the environmental, health and financial consequences of building a new Edmonton Incinerator are appealing to residents to write urgently to the Mayor of Enfield asking him to convene an extraordinary council meeting in time to block a contract for construction of the new facility.

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22 December 2021

To nobody's great surprise, but to many people's great disappointment, at their meeting on 16th December the North London Waste Authority gave the go-ahead for the award of a contract to build a new and larger incinerator at the Edmonton 'Eco-Park'. True to form, the eloquent and well argued calls for a 'pause and review' of the project were brushed aside or simply ignored and north London's very poor recycling figures were blamed on its residents rather than on the failures of the waste authority and the seven borough councils.

16 December 2021

Against the background of growing opposition to the Edmonton Incinerator project, MPs have called for a halt to incinerator construction and singled out major issues with the Edmonton proposals

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08 December 2021

Environmental campaigners opposed to the construction of a new waste incinerator in Edmonton have this week been pulling out all stops in the final days before the board members of the North London Waste Authority - all of them councillors from north London boroughs, including Enfield - convene to debate the main agenda item - signature of a contract with the Spanish firm Acciona to build the new facility.

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25 August 2021

Environmental groups based in north London and more widely are continuing their campaign against the planned new Edmonton Incinerator or 'Energy-from-Waste' project. Recent letters sent to Enfield Council and to a Spanish firm bidding for the construction project have challenged the council to provide evidence that it is subjecting the project to adequate scrutiny and have asked the engineering firm to withdraw its bid in order to protect its reputation as a company committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting the circular economy.

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26 June 2021

The chairman of the North London Waste Authority stifled any debate over the Edmonton incinerator rebuild at its annual general meeting, despite one councillor saying the plans 'disturbed him hugely'. Read how Cllr Clyde Loakes refused to discuss this tremendously expensive and environmentally ruinous project.

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13 June 2021

Among recently recorded GlobalNet21/Enfield Voices webinars is an interview with Charith Gunawardena, a councillor representing Southgate ward who recently left the Labour Party and joined the Green Party.

13 April 2021

Local environmentalist Georgia Elliott-Smith is in court this Wednesday and Thursday - the High Court, no less - arguing that the government's new carbon trading scheme is in contravention of the Climate Change Act. It will be possible to watch the proceedings online. Georgia' crowdfunding page, raising money for legal costs, is still open for pledges.

24 February 2021

Environmental campaigners have issued a challenge to the seven borough councils that are funding the North London Heat and Power Project - the construction of a new and larger incinerator to replace the existing facility in Edmonton: 'The question before north London's councils is: Will the decision to reverse course be taken now, responsibly, before costs skyrocket, opportunities for a green recovery are lost, and the equivalent of 250,000 diesel cars are added to our roads? Or will the decision be pushed off to the near future? That's the real call being made.'

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