Saturday, 30 May 2015

NLWA: North London Heat and Power Incinerator

Who is NLWA?

NLWA arranges the disposal of waste collected by the seven London boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest. With local councils they encourage and promote the three messages of reduce, re-use and recycle through waste prevention work in the community. 

NLWA and the seven boroughs in the area have agreed a joint target for north London to aim for at least 50 per cent of its waste to be recycled by 2020.

What is this about?

North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has unveiled further details of the North London Heat and Power Project – a replacement for the Edmonton Energy from Waste facility in the London Borough of Enfield. The current facility has served north London for 45 years and has diverted 21 million tonnes of waste from landfill, but is due to reach the end of its life in around 10 years.

The replacement facility would be efficient, modern and provide heat for local homes and businesses. It could also be one of the best performing in Europe.

Using fuel – waste collected by the seven boroughs which cannot be recycled - the replacement facility would generate power for around 127,000 homes and could provide heat for local homes and businesses. Heat would be distributed locally through schemes like Enfield Council’s planned Lee Valley Heat Network.

Why We Are Consulting

NLWA consulted on their outline proposals from 30 November 2014 to 27 January 2015.  Now they are consulting on further details and are keen to hear your thoughts on the proposals. You can see what's planned by visiting

How you can get Involved

NWLA are keen to hear your views. Please take the time to read the consultation document.
You are also invited to attend one of their exhibitions at the following venues:
Lee Valley Athletics Centre
61 Meridian Way, London, Edmonton,
London N9 0AR
Wednesday 3 June 2015, 12:00 – 18:00
Friday 12 June 2015, 17:00 – 21:00
Oasis Academy Hadley
South Street, Enfield EN3 4PX
Friday 5 June, 17:00 – 21:00
Saturday 13 June, 10:00 – 16:00
The Artzone
Edmonton Green Shopping Centre,
54 The Market Square, London N9 0TZ
Saturday 6 June 2015, 12:00 – 18:00
Tuesday 9 June 2015, 16:00 – 21:00
Parkside Primary School
82 Peel Close, Chingford, London E4 6XQ
Wednesday 10 June, 16:00 – 20:00
Neighbourhood Resource Centre
177 Park Lane, Northumberland Park,
London N17 0HJ
Thursday 11 June, 16:00 – 20:00

Please also take the time to read the NLWA Newsletter and send your comments in writing by:
• completing a feedback form on the website
• emailing to

Monday, 18 May 2015

The Guardian: "Shell accused of strategy risking catastrophic climate change"
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"Royal Dutch Shell has been accused of pursuing a strategy that would lead to potentially catastrophic climate change after an internal document acknowledged a global temperature rise of 4C, twice the level considered safe for the planet.

"A paper used for guiding future business planning at the Anglo-Dutch multinational assumes that carbon dioxide emissions will fail to limit temperature increases to 2C, the internationally agreed threshold to prevent widespread flooding, famine and desertification.

"Instead, the New Lens Scenarios document refers to a forecast by the independent International Energy Agency (IEA) that points to a temperature rise of up to 4C in the short term, rising later to 6C."

The real story behind 
Shell's climate change rhetoric

The Independent: "Bladeless wind turbines generate electricity by shaking, not spinning"

Link to web site

"Scientists hope to hugely reduce the cost of wind energy by removing the blades from wind farms, instead taking advantage of a special phenomenon to cause the turbines to violently shake.

"Vortex, a startup from Spain, has developed the tall sticks known as Bladeless — white poles jutting out of the ground, that are built so that they can oscillate. They do so as a result of the way that the wind is whipped up around them, using a phenomenon that architects avoid happening to buildings and encouraging it so that the sticks shake."