application for a wood fired power station is OFFICIALLY
a dead duck. The application was withdrawn on 27
It was third
time lucky for the chipmill on 7 February when the Bega Valley
Shire Council has approved the Development
Application for a wood pellet plant.
The first approval was invalidated by the Land and
Environment Court. The second attempt failed because the
chipmill had not supplied noise and emissions data, as
required by the State Office of Environment and
a half page advertisement in all shire newspapers in
an effort to focus the attention of Councilors on the
historic importance of their decision.
Peter Mitchell said on 21 November 2012 that the pellet
plant would not proceed beyond the pilot stage.
Pellet Plant approval "Invalid". On 16 December
2011, the Land and Environment Court declared the Bega
Valley Shire Council approval of the chipnill pellet
Bega Valley Shire Councillors on 12th June 2011
approved a wood pellet plant at the Eden chipmill.
Submission points for the
pellet plant proposal.
Letter in Word format
Points to make in your submission (Word)
Points to make in
your submission (PDF)
to the Bega Valley Shire Council for a pellet plant.
◄Notes for submission writers to the Minister for
◄26 March 2010
The National Interest. ABC RN
The burning issue of bio-energy
hits Eden Peter Mitchell CEO SEFE and Harriett Swift
by URS Australia
from ACCC in reponse to complaint by John Kaye MP
media statement on ACCC response 1 Oct 09
Kaye MLC. Media statement 1 Oct 09Greens NSW MPEden
woodchip mill backs down on Green Power
Photo of "waste wood" suitable for burning as "biofuel"
published in a National Association of Forest Industries
On 19 December 2012,
Nippon Paper told SEFE to shut the pellet plant. It was a failure.
On 19 March 2012 the House of Representatives failed to approve a motion
from Rob Oakeshott MP which would have subsidised burning native forest wood
as renewable electricity.
It's official! The chipmill
wood fired power station will release too much
plans to build a power station burning native forest wood to
generate electricity are threatened by the carbon tax package decision to
make native forest wood ineligible for Renewable Energy Certificates. General Manager, Peter Mitchell
originally outlined details at a
Public Forum at the Bega Valley Shire Council on 26 August 2008 of plans to generate electricity from chipmill mill “waste”.
The SEFE plan was to
supply electricity to power the chipmill and feed the excess into the grid.
Without a million tonnes of woodchipping a year there would be no "waste."
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