A Burning Issue: Biomass and its impacts on forests and communities – videos & presentations

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMany thanks to all who came to our public meeting A Burning Issue: Biomass and its impacts on forests and communities. If you missed it, below you’ll find links to the presentations delivered by speakers and videos of the event. If you’d like to download the report, please click here.


  • Winnie Overbeek,  Coordinator of the World Rainforest Movement, spoke via videolink on the impacts of eucalyptus plantations in Maranhão, Brazil, being developed to produce wood pellets for export, including to the UK. Download presentation;
  • Scot Quaranda, Campaigns Director, Dogwood Alliance, spoke via videolink about the impacts of wood pellet exports, including to Drax and Ironbridge, on southern US forests. Download presentation;
  • Sophie Bastable, Biofuelwatch, spoke about the impacts of biomass electricity on UK communities. Download presentation;
  • Donna Liley, Mossley Environmental Action Group, showed a video and spoke about the impacts of wood dust from a nearby wood recycling plant on her community (see video links for talk below). Her video which cannot be shown presently for copyright reasons. Here are some stills from it.  [nggallery id=40]


Scot Quaranda
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JemXHUvHMRk
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH47n2rI8Z8

Sophie Bastable
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPdtZ6BXvAw
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy8iHOdCMkA

Donna Liley
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wDXfr9GNo0
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWkCCCo2Mp0