Axe Drax AGM demonstration, 13 April 2017, London and York

Drax is a dangerous waste of bill payers’ money, receiving ~£1.5 million in subsidies every day to destroy forests and contribute to climate change. Drax burns more wood than any other power station in the world, and more coal than any in the UK.

13th April, the day of Drax’s AGM, will see two simultaneous protests, one in London, targeting Drax’s two biggest investors, the other in York, outside the AGM itself.

London protest:

Biofuelwatch will be organising another colourful #AxeDrax protest, this time outside the offices of Drax’s two biggest investors. We will be meeting at 12 noon outside the offices of Schroders, 31 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7QA. After listening to some speeches, we will be walking across to Invesco’s offices, 125 London Wall, EC2Y 5AS

Please see and share the Facebook page for the London protest, and please email us (biofuelwatch[at]gmail.com] if you would like to help with joint banner making.

York Protest:

Please meet from 10.30am outside Drax’s AGM at the Royal York Hotel (soon to be called The Principal York), Station Road, York YO24 1AA, to leaflet delegates as they enter the AGM and finishing by 2pm. There will be a photo call at 1pm. This banner protest is organised by Yorkshire campaigners against dirty energy, together with Coal Action Network.

Please see and share their Facebook page, too.

Please bring banners, placards and plenty of friends to either protest!

The protests will be telling Drax’s shareholders and investors that they are pouring money away, and helping to trash forests, community livelihoods and our climate at the same time. And now Drax is also expanding into gas power plants, thus adding a third dirty and destructive form of energy to its portfolio.

We don’t want this – we want renewable energy subsidies to go towards real renewables, like wind, solar and tidal, and to energy efficiency and conservation schemes.

For more information about Drax, see our detailed #AxeDrax campaign page, or watch this short movie by Jo Syz. For more information about the impacts of Drax’s coal burning, see coalaction.org.uk.

 

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