Campaigners denounced Drax for burning more wood than the UK produces every year, for burning coal from Russia, the USA and opencast mines in the UK, and for planning to build the UK’s largest gas power capacity ever.
London protesters went on to the Government department responsible for Drax receiving £2.2 million in renewable energy subsidies every single day – even though its biomass burning accelerates climate change and contributes to the destruction of biodiverse forests in the southern USA, Canada and the Baltic States.
Please see biofuelwatch.org.uk/axedrax-campaign/ to learn more about Drax and the campaign to shut this company down but stopping its subsidies.
Thanks to everybody who came along from Reclaim The Power , UKYCC, Extinction Rebellion, London Mining Network, Treesponsibility, Doncaster Green Party, York Green Party, University of Sheffield Clean Energy Switch, and to Rupert Read and Caroline Russell from the Green Party. Special thanks to the samba band Pumpkin Jigsaw for coming along to play at the protest. Apologies if we’ve missed out any groups represented!
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