North Central FL Sierra Opposes Biomass Plant

Posted by Trish Riley, March 14, 2010

“The Suwannee/St Johns Sierra Group, which represents 14 counties in North Central Florida including Alachua county, has  voted  to oppose the GRU/GREC Biomass plant

  • A new power plant is not needed; GRU currently has 62% overcapacity
  • Competition for increasingly scarce biomass fuel will be too expensive and a burden on the ratepayers
  • We reject more massive air pollution and major water withdrawals
  • The City of Gainesville needs to  expand their energy efficiency programs and aggressively help customers reduce energy consumption. This will create many new jobs that will benefity the community and region.
For these reasons the Suwannee/St.John’s group opposes a new power plant.”