However, we need to be vigilant - they are quite likely to return with another proposal for a biomass plant in Leith. Meanwhile Grangemouth, Dundee and Rosyth are still threatened by giant biomass plants. As long as the developers - Forth Energy - can make huge profits out of subsidies, they will be keen to build these incinerators of trees.
We oppose the payment of public subsidies for biomass burning - whether for electricity only, combined heat and power, or for co-firing. Scottish Government is still deliberating the matter but their initial response was not good; although they say they oppose large power stations, there are loopholes you can drive a truck through, that will allow unsustainable large scale imported biomass burning to be rewarded by subsidies - really just following the EU / UK line.
Now we need to keep an eagle eye on development planning, as Leith Docks are developed into a new industrial zone, supported by Scottish Enterprise, City of Edinburgh Council, Forth Ports, and industries coming to set up in the dock area.