Peterborough Renewable Energy Limited (PREL) is paving the way towards a landfill-free future after Secretary of State, the Rt Hon Ed Milliband MP, agreed the £250 million plan to install the plant on 4 November 2009.
Peterborough Renewable Energy Limited (PREL) is paving the way towards a landfill-free future after Secretary of State, the Rt Hon Ed Milliband MP, agreed the 250 million plan to install the plant on 4 November 2009.Timeline of events:
4 November 2009: Milliband approves 250m Energy Park for Peterborough.
14 January 2009: Council to back 250m incinerator, by Tara Dundon.
6 June 2008: Site of proposed new energy plant revealed, by Johnny Muir.
3 June 2008: Energy park firm makes Eco Centre its new home, by Paul Grinnell.
18 July 2007: Friends of the Earth, the Green Party and Greenpeace: 'Incineration is not the answer' for Peterborough.
Reporter Jonny Muir travelled to a similar waste-burning plant in Grimsby to size up the reputation of today's state-of-the-art incinerators.
February 2007: the day after the council approved an energy from waste plant, the man behind the PREL bid, Chris Williams, revealed he was still determined to press ahead with his scheme.
January 2007: The council puts forward its own waste-burning proposal, which is 24 times smaller than PREL's initial plans.
January 2006: the city council rejected PREL's plans, meaning that the decision was passed to the Government's Department for Trade and Industry.
January 2005: Peterborough Renewable Energy Limited (PREL) announced plans for a 250 million, 29-hectare renewable energy park in Fengate.
January 2003: Peterborough City Council established a working group tasked with coming up with a Waste Management Plan.
Peterborough Renewable Energy Limited - www.prel-online.co.uk.