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UK BIOFUEL & BIOMASS CAMPAIGN GROUPS

US BIOMASS CAMPAIGN GROUPS

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RELATED CAMPAIGNS IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES/REGIONS

 

UK BIOFUEL & BIOMASS CAMPAIGN GROUPS

UK Without Incineration Network (UK WIN)

Network devoted to anti-incineration campaigning in the UK.  UK WIN provides support and contacts to groups campaigning against waste incinerators.

LOCAL GROUPS

Avon Coalition Against Big Biofuels

Campaign based in Bristol and Avonmouth that opposes W4B’s plans for a palm oil power station and Helius Energy’s plans for a large import-reliant biomass power station at Avonmouth Port.

Breathe Clean Air Group

Campaign against a biomass power station proposed by Peel Energy in Trafford

Markinch and Glenrothes Biomass Concerns

This website is a community resource for recording peoples concerns about RWE’s Markinch Biomass Power Station, rather than a campaign group website

No Southampton Biomass

Campaign against a biomass power station proposed by Helius Energy in Southampton

Wash and Sutton Bridge Protection Group

Campaign against a proposed biomass power station/gasifier in Sutton Bridge

UK-wide organisations working on bioenergy-related issues

ActionAid

ActionAid’s website has good resources on biofuels and is campaigning on issues related to landgrabbing in general.

Down to Earth

“Down to Earth monitors and campaigns on the social and human implications of environmental issues in Indonesia.”

Econexus

“Econexus offers a rigorous scientific critique of genetic engineering (GE) and genetically modified organisms,and more recently of agrofuels (biofuels), synthetic biology and other new technological applications.”

Gaia Foundation

Gaia Foundation works closely with the African Biodiversity Network, including on issues related to land-grabbing and biofuels.

Other relevant UK organisations

Campaign Against Climate Change

UK based campaign organisation which mobilises for grassroots and policy-level action against climate change

Climate Outreach and Information Network

Climate Outreach and Information Network is dedicated to supporting people and organisations to communicate climate change.

US BIOMASS CAMPAIGN GROUPS

Energy Justice Network

The Energy Justice Network is a grassroots energy campaigning network which supports communities threatened by polluting energy and waste technologies. They take direction from their grassroots base and the Principles of Environmental Justice and advocate a clean energy, zero-emission, zero-waste future for all.

Floridians Against Incinerators in Disguise

“This site is dedicated to providing the residents of Gadsden, Hamiltion, Franklin, Alachua, Gilchrist, Jefferson, & Taylor Counties (and counties in South Georgia) with information that will help citizens make an informed decision about Biomass power.”

Massachussets Forest Watch

Massachusetts Energy Environment Alliance

“We carry out science-based and legal analyses of the impacts of state and federal energy policies, and advocate for truly clean, sustainable energy solutions that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and preserve our forests, waterways, and air.”

Partnership for Policy Integrity

“The Partnership for Policy Integrity uses science, policy analysis and strategic communications to promote integrity in public policy.  To date our work has focused on biomass energy. ”

Save Americas Forests

“A nationwide campaign to save the America’s last Ancient Forests, end clearcutting and all other destructive forms of logging,, and restore our nation’s wild and natural forests using the science of conservation biology as a guide.”

Stop Gypsum Biomass

Residents organisation in Gypsum, Colorado opposed to industrial scale biomass incineration

INTERNATIONAL

Critical Information Collective

“Critical Information Collective (CIC) aims to provide social movements, NGOs and local communities with a useful source of incisive, well-researched and accessible political analysis, which focuses on challenging neoliberal economic globalisation and

Africa

African Biodiversity Network

“ABN accompanies Africans in voicing their views on issues such as food and seed sovereignty, genetic engineering, agrofuels, biodiversity protection, extractive industries and the rights of small-holder farmers.We focus on indigenous knowledge, ecological agriculture and biodiversity related rights, policy and legislation. We pioneer culturally-centred approaches to social and ecological problems in Africa through sharing experiences, co-developing methodologies and creating a united African voice on the continent on these issues.”

African Centre for Biosafety

A non profit organisation, based in Johannesburg which provides information, research and policy analysis on genetic engineering, biosafety and biopiracy in Africa.

World Family

Nigerian website with articles about agrofuels and the push for an African Green Revolution (AGRA).

Argentina

Grupo de Reflexión Rural, Argentina

(in Spanish)

Australia:

Australian Forest and Climate Alliance

Australian based community network working to protect Australia’s native forests and secure a safe climate for future generations.  They support the campaign Biomassacre – Don’t Trash our Forests for Bioenergy

Germany

Rettet den Regenwald

Charity/campaign group based in Germany “organising protest actions and email protests against rainforest destruction by oil companies. loggers and development projects, supporting NGOs in Africa, Ecuador and Indonesia, providing information”

Watch Indonesia!

“Working group for democracy, human rights and environmental protection in Indonesia and East Timor”, based in Berlin

Europe

Corporate Europe Observatory

“Amsterdam-based research and campaign group targeting the threats to democracy, equity, social justice and the environment posed by the economic and political power of corporations and their lobby groups.”

Nicaragua

La Isla Foundation

Chronic Kidney Disease is extremely prevalent on sugar cane plantations – with an incidence of around 30% amongst women and 70% amongst men.  ”La Isla Foundation is working with officials at the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health (MINSA), Autonomous National University of Nicaragua-León (UNAN-León), and other institutions to attack the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) epidemic on all fronts.”