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April Protests Against Big Biomass in the UK

Bristol Bike Bash Agaist Big Biomass - photo: Michael Lloyd

Note: Our protest outside the Drax AGM is still to come on Wednesday, 23rd April, 12 noon in London – for details please click here

Big Bike Bash Against Industrial Biomass in Bristol, 12th April

This Bike Ride protest was organised by Avon Coalition Against Big Biofuels.

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Green Investment Bank: Don’t fund forest-destroying and polluting biomass in Avonmouth!

GIBavonmouth

Over 1,100 people previously called on the Green Investment Bank (GIB) not to finance large forest-destroying and polluting biomass power stations by Forth Energy in Scotland. On 27th March, Forth Energy announced that they are no longer proceeding with their biomass plans. They are trying to find another company that might want to more →

Drax AGM 2014 – No to coal and biomass!

drax flyer front 2014

23rd April // 12:00 // The Grocers’ Hall, Princes Street, London EC2R 8AD

Drax power station in Yorkshire is converting 3 of its 6 units to run on biomass. Since its last AGM it has converted and opened one unit and burned up to 5.5 million tonnes of green wood (mostly imported) – that’s more →

IPCC support for “false solutions” denounced by climate justice activists

ADM’s corn ethanol refinery in Decatur with carbon capture and storage

IPCC support for “false solutions” denounced by climate justice activists, Joint Press release by Biofuelwatch, Ecologistas en Accion, Econexus, ETC Group, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), Global Forest Coalition, Global Justice Ecology Project, Rainforest Rescue/Salva la Selva, Sobrevivencia (Friends of the Earth Paraguay), Timberwatch, World Rainforest Movement

13th April 2014 – Today, the more →