Residents express concerns over RWE biomass plant at Markinch

Woodchipping facility (2)Biofuelwatch press release for immediate use Thursday 5th March 2015

Residents express concerns over RWE biomass plant at Markinch

Residents living near to RWE’s biomass plant at Markinch and woodchipping facility in Cardenden, Fife, have spoken out about the impacts they are experiencing from the new multi-million pound power station. Impacts ranging from severe noise and light pollution from the plant to best quality cialis exposure to toxic wood dust at the chipping facility have largely been ignored by the company and local authority. Energy Minister Fergus Ewing will be officially opening the plant later today.

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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 http://albustanfestival.com/wp-cms/buy-branded-levitra the securitybastion.com UK’s largest power station [2].

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Outrage Over US Secret Approval of Genetically Engineered Trees

The International Campaign to STOP GE Trees, Dogwood Alliance & Biofuelwatch                  Groups Condemn US for Bowing to Industry, Ignoring Widespread Public Opposition

New York  (29  Jan 2015 ) ­ Groups from around the world [1] today joined together to denounce the US government for allowing the first genetically engineered tree, a loblolly pine, to be legalized with no government or public oversight, with no assessment of their risks to wow it's great the public or the environment, and without regard to overwhelming public opposition to GE trees. Continue reading Outrage Over US Secret Approval of Genetically Engineered Trees

Air Quality report slams UK failure to tackle air pollution

Air Quality report slams UK failure to tackle air pollution

The Environmental Audit Committee has slammed the UK’s failure to seriously tackle air pollution in a new report, published today[1]. Campaigners are warning that ‘red tape cutting’, in combination with increasingly pro-development planning rules, are condemning more and more communities to poor air quality.

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Residents and http://haatuf.net/free-levitra-sample environmental campaigners to protest against ‘dirty and unsustainable’ biomass gasifier plans for Avonmouth

Residents and environmental campaigners to protest against ‘dirty and unsustainable’ biomass gasifier plans for Avonmouth

For immediate release 3rd November 2014

Bristol City Councillors are to be met by air pollution and environmental protesters before Wednesday’s Development Committee meeting. The meeting will decide the cheapest generic viagra fate of Nexterra and Balfour Beatty’s planning application for a biomass gasifier in Avonmouth. Avon Coalition Against Big Biofuels [1] is organising a peaceful protest against the proposed gasifier in advance of the decision. Some of the protesters will be wearing dust masks to best price on viagra illustrate the threats of increased air pollution and wood dust exposure in an already heavily polluted area.

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Green Bank targeted at anniversary event over finance for dirty energy projects

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Green Bank targeted at anniversary event over finance for dirty energy projects

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Campaigners held a rowdy demonstration at the Green Investment Bank’s 2nd anniversary event last night, where Business Secretary Vince Cable delivered a keynote speech. The 25 protesters were angry at recent loans to big biomass and waste incineration projects, and called on it to ditch similar investments in the future. Over 1,500 people have also written to Green Bank chair Lord Smith this week calling on him to promise not to finance the construction of online ordering levitra what will be by far the UK’s biggest dedicated biomass power station. [1]

“First the GIB provided the money to keep the UK’s largest power station open, then it funded a host of dirty biomass and waste incineration projects” said Duncan Law, Biofuelwatch [2] Campaigner. “Now we’re worried that the bank will turn to seeing-knowing.com MGT Power’s huge biomass plant, which has been struggling to find finance for 5 years now. The GIB could be make or break for this project, and 1,500 people have just told the GIB to break it. Big biomass causes forest destruction, air pollution and vast carbon emissions, and the Green Bank should steer well clear of projects like MGT’s.”

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Groups across the US denounce “National Bioenergy Day” as a dirty sham

For Immediate Release
October 22, 2014

Groups across the US denounce “National Bioenergy Day” as a dirty sham

From: Biofuelwatch, Dogwood Alliance, Energy Justice Network, Partnership for Policy Integrity, Save America’s Forests, and Global Justice Ecology Project

Groups around the United States denounce the Biomass Power Association, Biomass Thermal Energy Council and their industry partners’ designation of this date as “National Bioenergy Day.” Pointing to growing opposition to bioenergy facilities around the nation and the world, they say burning trees, contaminated wastes, and garbage is fertilityroad.com grossly and dangerously misrepresented by industry advocates as “clean, green, and carbon neutral.” The groups point out that biomass power pumps more CO2 into the atmosphere than even coal, along with comparable amounts of toxic air pollution, while also posing new threats to forests, ecosystems, and our health.

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On Columbus Day, Native Peoples condemn GE trees as another form of colonization

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Campaign to STOP GE Trees

Press Release: 13 October 2014

Indigenous Peoples Unite to Stop Genetically Engineered Trees
GE Trees: Another Form of Colonization

Qualla Boundary, North Carolina – In the shadow of blu.edu.vn Columbus Day and the legacy of colonization in the Americas, the Indigenous Environmental Network [1] and Eastern Band of Cherokee community members organized a gathering of Indigenous Peoples from across the Southeastern US for an historic Indigenous Peoples’ action camp against genetically engineered trees (GE trees). Participants condemned GE trees as a form of colonization of the forest.

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NGOs: Greater GIB powers should come with greener responsibility

NGOs: GREATER GIB POWERS SHOULD COME WITH GREENER RESPONSIBILITY
GIBwasteEd Miliband has called for the http://skelfsborg.com/viagra-soft-tabs-100-mg 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 lichvaalstereo.co.za 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 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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