Burned: Are Trees the New Coal? Documentary

“Burned: are trees the new coal”

What we’re up against is that our economic system values forest destruction over forest protection, and at the end of the day that’s what we have to change.
– Danna Smith, Dogwood Alliance

Enviva’s Ahoskie pellet mill, North Carolina

A new award-winning documentary by independent filmmakers, Marlboro Productions, about the the burning of wood at an industrial scale for energy. BURNED tells the little-known story of the accelerating destruction of our forests for fuel, and probes the policy loopholes, huge subsidies, and blatant greenwashing of the burgeoning biomass power industry. The film focuses on the cutting of forests in the southeastern US, which are then shipped to Europe to be burned primarily in Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire, the largest biomass power station in the world.

After a couple of very well-attended screenings in London, we are working with the film makers to organise more screenings in other parts of the UK, especially places affected by the biomass industry. See below for dates, or contact us if you’d like to organise a screening in your area.

20th April 2018 Liverpool, Next to Nowhere Social Centre, 96 Bold St, ring white bell. People’s Kitchen at 6.30pm, film at 7.30 followed by a discussion.

9th May Hull, Kardomah 94 (94 Alfred Gelder Street, Hull, HU1 2AN) 7.30pm.


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