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 some screenings in London, Bristol, Liverpool and Hull and at the Green Gathering, we are working with the film makers to show it in other parts of the UK, especially places affected by the biomass industry. See below for dates for screenings this summer, or contact us if you’d like to organise a screening in your area or at an event you’re putting on.

Off Grid Festival Friday 10th August

Earth First Gathering 15-20th August (evening of screening tbc)


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