Go ahead for £150m energy centre

14 Dec 2012

A £150 million plant which will turn Glasgow rubbish into electricity is to be built next to the M8.

Planners have given the go-ahead to the "landmark" building which will be seen by thousands of motorists every day.

The Clyde Energy Centre will be built close to the King George V Dock in Cardonald.

It will be capable of handling 250,000 tonnes of waste each year, some of which - such as paper, metal and plastic - will be sorted and taken for recycling elsewhere.

The remainder will be converted into electricity which could power the new Southern General Hospital and a new extension to Braehead shopping centre.

Cheshire-based Peel Environmental is behind the plan which resulted in objections from a number of community groups.

But members of Glasgow City Council's planning committee agreed unanimously to give the scheme their blessing.

Earlier this month, Peel Environmental was granted planning permission by West Dunbartonshire Council for a recycling centre at Rothesay Dock in Clydebank.

THE dramatic building, which will cover 12,000sq m will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the year.

It will need a permit from the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) which will ensure the public's health and the environment are protected from any emissions.

Source:   Evening News - First look at £150m energy centre