Film produced by Jo Syz for the #AxeDrax protests in October 2016
SNAPSHOTS OF THE April 2016 #AXEDRAX DEMO
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#axedrax protest – April 2015
Biomass & Coal: Why you should join the #axedrax demonstration on Apr 22 2015
It’s as dangerous as fracking – it’ll mean deaths in the almost exclusively working class areas where it’s happening – it produces up to 50% more carbon emissions than coal – it’s destroying vital hardwood forests – it’s displacing entire communities – and it’s not being reported anywhere. Please watch and share this film!
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A lively protest – complete with cake and burning trees for candles – took place to coincide with the Green Investment Bank’s 2nd birthday event, where the bank’s vision for 2020 was set out. We were calling on the bank to ditch its dirty and polluting investments in biomass and waste incineration, and in particular to steer clear of huge new biomass power stations proposed for Avonmouth and Teesside. You can watch the protest video, see photos and read our press release. For more information on the GIB and its finance for big biomass, see Banking on Big Biomass.
Biofuelwatch, supporters, and local campaigners staged protests at the Green Investment Bank’s Annual Reviews in London and in Edinburgh.
In Edinburgh an Open Letter was signed by environmental groups, MSPs and local residents and handed to the GIB on Thursday 19th June. Then, on the 26th, chainsaw wielding investment bankers were seen clear-cutting precious forest ecosystems outside the Green Banks Annual Review.
In London a second open letter was signed by residents and organisations opposing a biomass power station in Avonmouth. This was handed to the GIB in London on the 25th of June. At the same time, a violinist performed a requiem for global forests.