Campaigners warn Government against granting up to £1 billion of tax payers’ money for Drax carbon capture scheme

Biofuelwatch, London Mining Network and Corporate Watch press release for immediate use 19th February 2015

Campaigners warn Government against granting up to £1 billion of tax payers’ money for Drax carbon capture scheme

White Rose Coal Power plant with Carbon Capture and Storage dubbed “White Elephant” as similar US scheme collapses

The US Government has pulled the plug on a flagship carbon capture project on which they had already spent hundreds of millions of dollars. [1] Meanwhile, the UK Government is expected to make an imminent announcement of a grant of up to £1 billion to a similar coal power station ‘carbon capture’ project by a consortium including Drax plc, owners of the UK’s largest power station [2].

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#axedrax protest in April announced!

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Drax is the largest coal-fired power station and single biggest carbon emitter in the UK, and is now also the biggest biomass power station in the world. In return for trashing forests and digging up communities, Drax is receiving massive subsidies when it should have been closed down years ago. Join us in London in April for a lively protest to expose and oppose burning biomass and coal. For forests, communities and try it the climate, it’s time to #axedrax!

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Watch this space for more details…

Public Meeting (London, 5/2): Biomass and Coal – Burning the Future

Tickets are free but please book via Eventbrite to avoid disappointment!

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 http://liverpoolsunflowers.com/levitra-online-50mgs 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.

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Energy for the future – is policy fit for purpose – Debate between Secretary of State Ed Davey and Duncan Law from Biofuelwatch

On Friday, 6th February, Transition Town Kingston are hosting a debate on Energy Policy between Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and buying levitra in the us Climate Change (and the univtube.org 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

 To find out more and to book your free ticket, please to to

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Avonmouth biomass gasifier plans defeated

avonmouth_biomass_city_hall_protest-1415228192Last night campaigners won a significant victory in their battle to stop a highly inefficient and polluting biomass gasifier in Avonmouth. Bristol City Councillors voted to reject Nexterra and Balfour Beatty’s planning application, despite it having been recommended for approval.

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Biofuelwatch briefing about the biomass plant proposed for Perth by Almondbank Park Power

Almondbank Power’s proposed biomass power plant in Perth: A high-risk experimental technology for burning trees

NGOs: Greater GIB powers should come with greener responsibility

NGOs: GREATER GIB POWERS SHOULD COME WITH GREENER RESPONSIBILITY
GIBwasteEd Miliband has called for the Green Investment Bank (GIB) to have “real powers to borrow and attract investment”.  The United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) and Biofuelwatch [1] have responded by saying that any increase in funding or powers for the GIB should be linked to a responsibility to be greener in their investments.

Hundreds of groups call on Brazilian government to reject GE trees application by UK-registered company

Biofuelwatch & Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered Trees press release – for immediate use Thursday 4th September 2014

Hundreds of groups call on Brazilian government to reject GE trees application by UK-registered company

Social and ecological justice organizations from around the world have signed two letters [1, 2] addressed to the Brazilian government calling on it to reject an application by UK-registered FuturaGene to http://in-debate.com/canada-viagra plant the world’s first commercial-scale genetically engineered (GE) eucalyptus plantations. [3] FuturaGene is owned by Brazilian pulp and paper company Suzano, which was exposed last year for causing land conflicts over eucalyptus plantations linked to wood pellet exports to UK biomass power stations. [4]

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Protesters target Green Bank Annual Review over dirty investments

Biofuelwatch media release – for immediate use Wednesday 25th June

Protesters target Green Bank Annual Review over dirty investments

Photographs available here: http://www.biofuelwatch.org.uk/2014/london-gib-photos/

Environmental groups [1] staged a protest at the first of two Green Investment Bank (GIB) Annual Review events in London this morning. Campaigners criticised the GIB for investing almost £200 million into “dirty” energy projects this year, including biomass power stations and http://mothershipton.co.uk/viagra-without-prescriptions waste incinerators. Local residents and members of the Avonmouth Coalition Against Big Biofuels also presented GIB Chairman Lord Smith with an open letter [2] highlighting fears over GIB finance for a deeply unpopular biomass power station, which will require some 1 million tonnes of imported wood each year.

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Open Letter to Green Bank calls for end to biomass investments

briefcase18 organisations and individuals including three MSPs, Biofuelwatch, Friends of the Earth Scotland and residents of follow link impacted areas, have published an open letter (see below) to the Green Investment Bank ahead of its Annual Review in Edinburgh this week. The letter calls on only best offers the GIB to revoke its loan to Drax Plc and to make commitments not to finance two consented big biomass power stations at Grangemouth and Rosyth, in Scotland.

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