Renewable Energy

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 11th March 2011.

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Photo of Cathy Peattie Cathy Peattie Labour

Question S3W-40006

To ask the Scottish Executive whether meetings have taken place between ministers or officials and representatives of Forth Energy, Scottish and Southern Energy plc and Forth Ports plc regarding proposals for large-scale biomass plants and, if so, (a) on what dates, (b) who attended and (c) what matters were discussed.

Photo of Jim Mather Jim Mather Scottish National Party

In order to ensure that all material issues are considered, and Scottish ministers are in possession of all the information they require to determine applications, Scottish Government officials have met with Forth Energy and their representatives, on 25 occasions since we became aware of the proposals.

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DateTitleAttendeesTopic of Discussion
118-11-09Forth Energy - Biomass Plant Review SessionCalum Wilson (FE), Michaela Sullivan (FE), Derek McGlashan (FE), Tony Traynor (FE), Sue Kearns (SG), Christine McKay (SG), Debbie McCall (SG), Lesley McNeil (SG), Ian Renwick (SNH), Erica Knott (SNH), Cecile Smith (SNH), Lynne Bunton (SEPA)Process for s36 application and timetable for submission.
213-01-10Forth Energy – Scoping ProjectsMichaela Sullivan (FE), David Bell (JLL), Lesley McNeil (SG)Process for the submission of s36 Scoping Reports.
315-03-10Biomass Stakeholder Engagement MeetingKevin Ryan (CEC), Ian Dryden (FC), Ian Ross (DCC), Angus Dodds (FC), Cameron Maxwell (FCS), Angela Burke (SEPA), Erica Knott (SNH), Simon Bonsall (SG), Michaela Sullivan (FE), Derek McGlashan (FE), Helen Wood (SG), Chris Wilcock (SG), Simon Coote (SG), Lorraine Brown (SG), Lesley McNeil (SG), Paul Smith (SG).Process for considering four large-scale biomass plants across Scotland.
426-04-10Forth Energy – Project Catch-UpLesley McNeil (SG), Michaela Sullivan (FE), Craig Wallace-David Bell (JLL)Progress on the processing of the Forth Energy applications.
529-04-10Biomass Stakeholder Engagement MeetingKevin Ryan (CEC), Ian Dryden (FC), Ian Ross (DCC), Angus Dodds (FC), Cameron Maxwell (FCS), Angela Burke (SEPA), Erica Knott (SNH), Simon Bonsall (SG), Michaela Sullivan (FE), Derek McGlashan (FE), Helen Wood (SG), Chris Wilcock (SG), Simon Coote (SG), Lorraine Brown (SG), Lesley McNeil (SG), Paul Smith (SG).Process for considering four large-scale biomass plants across Scotland.
610-05-10Forth Energy – Project Catch-UpLesley McNeil (SG), Michaela Sullivan (FE), Craig Wallace-David Bell (JLL)Progress on the processing of the Forth Energy applications.
724-05-10Forth Energy – Project Catch-UpLesley McNeil (SG), Michaela Sullivan (FE), Craig Wallace-David Bell (JLL)Progress on the processing of the Forth Energy applications.
807-06-10Forth Energy – Project Catch-UpLesley McNeil (SG), Michaela Sullivan (FE), Craig Wallace-David Bell (JLL)Progress on the processing of the Forth Energy applications.
908-06-10Forth Energy – Dundee GatecheckSteven Black (JLL), Kay Griffin (FE), Michaela Sullivan (FE) Derek McGlashan (FE), Angela Burke (SEPA), Fiona Johnstone (SEPA), Stuart Anderson (SEPA) Iain Ross (DCC), Rachel Brooks (DCC), Erica Knott (SNH), Simon Coote (SG), Lesley McNeil (SG) Gatechecking of the Dundee Biomass application
1018-06-10Forth Energy – Project Catch-UpLesley McNeil (SG), Michaela Sullivan (FE), Craig Wallace-David Bell (JLL)Progress on the processing of the Forth Energy applications.
1122-06-10A+DS Design Review for Biomass PlantsLesley McNeil (SG), Lorraine Brown (SG) plus various other parties. Design review by Architecture and Design Scotland of the four biomass plant proposals.
1208-07-10Biomass Policy EventVarious parties from energy, environmental etc sectorsBiomass Policy discussions
1309-07-10Forth Energy – Biomass policy discussionDoug Coleman (FE), Jamie Hume (SG)Biomass policy and the use of heat
1412-07-10Forth Energy – Project Catch-UpLesley McNeil (SG), Michaela Sullivan (FE), Doug Coleman (FE), Craig Wallace-David Bell (JLL)Progress on the processing of the Forth Energy applications.
1503-08-10Forth Energy – Project Catch-UpLesley McNeil (SG), Michaela Sullivan (FE), Craig Wallace-David Bell (JLL)Progress on the processing of the Forth Energy applications.
1604-08-10Forth Energy – Grangemouth GatecheckChristine McKay (SG), Niall Corbett (SNH), Michaela Sullivan (FE), Craig Wallace (JLL), Erica Knott (SNH), Owen Foster (SEPA), Katrina Chalmers (SG). ; Gatechecking of the Grangemouth application
1717-08-10Forth Energy – Site Visit to Leith and GrangemouthJoyce Melrose (SG), Magnus Hughson (SG), Theresa McInnes (SG), Marian Deeney (SG), Debbie Flaherty (SG) plus various representatives from City of Edinburgh Council, Falkirk Council, SEPA, SNH and Forth Energy.Site inspection for two of the four proposed sites.
1807-09-10Forth Energy – Project Catch-UpLesley McNeil (SG), Michaela Sullivan (FE), Craig Wallace-David Bell (JLL)Progress on the processing of the Forth Energy applications.
1909-09-10Forth Energy – Rosyth Plant GatecheckAngus Dodds (FC), Lesley McNeil (SG), Derek McGlashan (FE), Michaela Sullivan (FE)Gatechecking of the Rosyth application.
2007-10-10Forth Energy – Project Catch-UpLesley McNeil (SG), Michaela Sullivan (FE), Craig Wallace-David Bell (JLL)Progress on the processing of the Forth Energy applications.
2105-11-10Forth Energy – Project Catch-UpLesley McNeil (SG), Michaela Sullivan (FE), Craig Wallace-David Bell (JLL)Progress on the processing of the Forth Energy applications.
2225-11-10Forth Energy – Leith GatecheckLesley McNeil (SG, Michaela Sullivan (FE), Derek McGlashan, Kevin Ryan (CEC)Gatechecking the Leith application.
2324-01-11Dundee City Council Committee MeetingVarious.Observing the debate at the Dundee City Council Planning Committee meeting.
2428-01-11Forth Energy – Project Catch-UpLesley McNeil (SG), Michaela Sullivan (FE), Doug Coleman (FE) and Callum Wilson (FE), Craig Wallace-David Bell (JLL)Progress on the processing of the Forth Energy applications.
2509-02-11Meeting with Forth Ports and Forth EnergyCharles Hammond (FP), Callum Wilson (FE), David Wilson (SG), Sue Kearns (SG), Stuart McKay (SG)Update on FE aspirations for renewables at their sites and on use of waste heat

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