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We will have a speaker from a US alliance of conservation organisations that are campaigning against the destruction of their country’s forests to produce pellets for Drax and other UK power stations. In the southern US, remnants of highly biodiverse and carbon rich wetland forests are being destroyed for pellet production. And Richard Solly from the London Mining Network will report back from his recent visit to the world’s largest opencast mine in Colombia, Cerrejon, a mine linked to brutal evictions, pollutions and malnutrition amongst local communities. Drax burns coal from Cerrejon and wood pellets from the southern US.
On Friday, 6th February, Transition Town Kingston are hosting a debate on Energy Policy between Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (and the local MP) and Duncan Law from Biofuelwatch:
TTK host a discussion: “Energy for the future – is policy fit for purpose?”
Where? Kingston Workmen’s Club, 25 Old London Road, Town Centre, KT2 6ND
When? Friday 6th February, 7.30pm – 9.00pm
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