100k people say NO to new power station at Drax: petition hand-in

whiteelephantimage18th June 2015 · 09:00-10:00 · DECC 3 Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2AW

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The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is planning to award up to £1bn in support for a new coal and biomass power station at Drax. The White Rose Project, if it is allowed to be constructed, will be the first new coal-fired power station to be built in the UK since 1974. It will lock the UK into even more coal and biomass burning long into the future, regardless of whether it captures any CO2 or not. In the process though, it will provide operators of Drax power station, the largest and dirtiest in the UK, with access to even more subsidies and state support.

In April a petition started by Biofuelwatch, the London Mining Network and Dogwood Alliance was signed by 113,500 people, who demanded “no public funds for the White Rose power station”. There’s still time to add your voice, sign the petition, and share it with your friends!

On the 18th June We will deliver this petition to Amber Rudd, DECC’s new Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, accompanied by White Rosie, a giant inflatable white elephant. We invite you to join us, to send a loud and clear message to DECC that new coal and biomass power stations should not be supported with public money.