Joint letter to the Treasury opposing UK Guarantee Scheme’s support of biomass and incineration

guarantees power station bigOn Wednesday 18 December at 2pm Biofuelwatch, Friends of the Earth, UK Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) and Campaign Against Climate Change delivered a joint letter calling on the Treasury to drop biomass electricity and waste incineration projects from their short list of ‘pre-qualified’ projects for preferential loan guarantee support under the UK Guarantee Scheme.

The press release is here

The joint letter is here

Click here to see a video made by Reel News of speeches by Duncan Law (Biofuelwatch), Kenneth Richter (Friends of the Earth), Neil Pitcairn (UK Without Incineration Network) and Helena Paul (Econexus)

Developing campaign against one of the short-listed biomass projects in Avonmouth here

At 2pm on Wednesday 18 December representatives and supporters of Biofuelwatch, FOE, UK Without Incineration Network and the Campaign Against Climate Change gathered outside the Treasury building in Whitehall to protest at the huge subsidies the UK government is offering to hugely damaging and dangerous so-called renewable energy technology. They delivered a joint letter addressed to Mr Geoffrey Spence, head of Infrastructure UK which is administering the UK Guarantee Scheme and George Osborne MP, chancellor of the exchequer, calling on the Treasury to drop the 3 big biomass electricity projects and the waste incineration programme on the ‘prequalified’ short list of projects to receive loan guarantee from public funds.