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UK BIOFUEL & BIOMASS CAMPAIGN GROUPS

US BIOMASS CAMPAIGN GROUPS

INTERNATIONAL

RELATED CAMPAIGNS IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES/REGIONS

 

UK BIOFUEL & BIOMASS CAMPAIGN GROUPS

Green Alternatives to Incineration Scotland (GAINS)

Scottish campaign for sustainable methods of waste management

UK Without Incineration Network (UK WIN)

Network devoted to anti-incineration campaigning in the UK.  UK WIN provides support and contacts to groups campaigning against waste incinerators.

LOCAL GROUPS

Arran Energy Action Group

Campaign against a biomass plant proposed by Northern Energy Developments Ltd on the Isle of Arran.  Note: This campaign has recently been successful.

Avon Coalition Against Big Biofuels

Campaign based in Bristol and Avonmouth that opposes W4B’s plans for a palm oil power station and Helius Energy’s plans for a large import-reliant biomass power station at Avonmouth Port.

Breathe Clean Air Group

Campaign against a biomass power station proposed by Peel Energy in Trafford

Markinch and Glenrothes Biomass Concerns

This website is a community resource for recording peoples concerns about RWE’s Markinch Biomass Power Station, rather than a campaign group website

No Elmbridge Waste Incinerator

Campaign against a biomass plant proposed by Bioflame in Cobham. Note this campaign has been successful, so the website is unlikely to be updated in future.

No Oil Palm Energy

Dorset-based campaign against W4B’s planned palm oil power station in Portland

No Southampton Biomass

Campaign against a biomass power station proposed by Helius Energy in Southampton

UK-wide organisations working on bioenergy-related issues

ActionAid

ActionAid’s website has good resources on biofuels.

Down to Earth

“Down to Earth monitors and campaigns on the social and human implications of environmental issues in Indonesia.”

Econexus

“Econexus offers a rigorous scientific critique of genetic engineering (GE) and genetically modified organisms,and more recently of agrofuels (biofuels), synthetic biology and other new technological applications.”

Gaia Foundation

Gaia Foundation works closely with the African Biodiversity Network, including on issues related to land-grabbing and biofuels.

Other relevant UK organisations

Campaign Against Climate Change

UK based campaign organisation which mobilises for grassroots and policy-level action against climate change

Climate Outreach and Information Network

Climate Outreach and Information Network is dedicated to supporting people and organisations to communicate climate change.

US BIOMASS CAMPAIGN GROUPS

 

Energy Justice Network

The Energy Justice Network is a grassroots energy campaigning network which supports communities threatened by polluting energy and waste technologies. They take direction from their grassroots base and the Principles of Environmental Justice and advocate a clean energy, zero-emission, zero-waste future for all.

Floridians Against Incinerators in Disguise

“This site is dedicated to providing the residents of Gadsden, Hamiltion, Franklin, Alachua, Gilchrist, Jefferson, & Taylor Counties (and counties in South Georgia) with information that will help citizens make an informed decision about Biomass power.”

Massachussets Forest Watch

Massachusetts Energy Environment Alliance

“We carry out science-based and legal analyses of the impacts of state and federal energy policies, and advocate for truly clean, sustainable energy solutions that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and preserve our forests, waterways, and air.”

Partnership for Policy Integrity

“The Partnership for Policy Integrity uses science, policy analysis and strategic communications to promote integrity in public policy.  To date our work has focused on biomass energy. ”

Save Americas Forests

“A nationwide campaign to save the America’s last Ancient Forests, end clearcutting and all other destructive forms of logging,, and restore our nation’s wild and natural forests using the science of conservation biology as a guide.”

Stop Gypsum Biomass

Residents organisation in Gypsum, Colorado opposed to industrial scale biomass incineration

Stop Spewing Carbon

“The Stop Spewing Carbon Campaign is a grassroots effort to stop taxpayer subsidies for polluting, forest-burning biomass power incinerators in Massachusetts.”

INTERNATIONAL

 

Critical Information Collective

“Critical Information Collective (CIC) aims to provide social movements, NGOs and local communities with a useful source of incisive, well-researched and accessible political analysis, which focuses on challenging neoliberal economic globalisation and promoting alternatives.  It covers a broad range of issues, including climate change, deforestation, genetic modification, industrial agriculture, and trade and investment.”

ETC Group

“Dedicated to the conservation and sustainable advancement of cultural and ecological diversity and human rights.” Issues include synthetic biology/cellulosic ethanol.

Food Crisis and the Global Land Grab

A weblog set up by Grain with news reports about the global rush to buy up or lease farmlands abroad as a strategy to secure basic food supplies or simply for profit.

Food First – Institute for Food and Development Policy

“Food First analyses the root causes of global hunger, poverty, and ecological degradation and developing solutions in partnership with movements working for social change.”

Friends of the Earth International

Publications about agrofuels

Global Justice Ecology Project

“Global Justice Ecology Project explores and exposes the intertwined root causes of social injustice, ecological destruction and economic domination with the aim of building bridges between social justice, environmental justice and ecological justice groups to strengthen their collective efforts.”

GM Watch

“GMWatch is an independent organisation that seeks to counter the enormous corporate political power and propaganda of the biotech industry and its supporters. ”

GM Soy is Toxic Soy

A campaign supported by ASEED and Corporate Europe Observatory, which aims to raise awareness about the problems of GM soy and to stop GM soy being labeled as ‘responsible’.

Grain

“An international non-governmental organisation which promotes the sustainable management and use of agricultural biodiversity based on people’s control over genetic resources and local knowledge.”

Rainforest Rescue

English-language website of Rettet den Regenwald

Stop-Agrocombustibles

Weblog by Guadalupe Rodriquez which documents the impacts of agrofuel production on the lives of local communities, food sovereignty and the environment in the South.  (in Spanish)

Stop GE Trees

“The goal of the STOP GE Trees Campaign is to work with forest dependent communities to protect native forests from the uncontrollable and irreversible threats posed by the release of genetically engineered trees (GE trees or GM trees) into the environment.”

La Via Campesina

World Rainforest Movement

“An international network of citizens’ groups of North and South involved in efforts to defend the world’s rainforests.”

RELATED CAMPAIGNS IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES/REGIONS

 

Africa

African Biodiversity Network

Argentina

Grupo de Reflexión Rural, Argentina

(in Spanish)

Australia:

Australian Forest and Climate Alliance

Australian based community network working to protect Australia’s native forests and secure a safe climate for future generations.  They support the campaign Biomassacre – Don’t Trash our Forests for Bioenergy

Germany

INKOTA-network

German non-profit organisation which is campaigning against the agrofuel boom with public actions, information events, background materials and an online email action. Website in German.

Rettet den Regenwald

Charity/campaign group based in Germany “organising protest actions and email protests against rainforest destruction by oil companies. loggers and development projects, supporting NGOs in Africa, Ecuador and Indonesia, providing information”

Watch Indonesia!

“Working group for democracy, human rights and environmental protection in Indonesia and East Timor”, based in Berlin

Europe

Corporate Europe Observatory

“Amsterdam-based research and campaign group targeting the threats to democracy, equity, social justice and the environment posed by the economic and political power of corporations and their lobby groups.”

Nicaragua

La Isla Foundation

Chronic Kidney Disease is extremely prevalent on sugar cane plantations – with an incidence of around 30% amongst women and 70% amongst men.  ”La Isla Foundation is working with officials at the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health (MINSA), Autonomous National University of Nicaragua-León (UNAN-León), and other institutions to attack the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) epidemic on all fronts.”

Nigeria

World Family

Nigerian website with articles about agrofuels and the push for an African Green Revolution (AGRA).

South Africa

African Centre for Biosafety

A non profit organisation, based in Johannesburg which provides information, research and policy analysis on genetic engineering , biosafety and biopiracy in Africa.

Timor-Leste

L’ao Hamutuk, Timor-Leste Institute for Development Monitoring and Analysis

La’o Hamutuk is a joint Timor-Leste-international organization that seeks to monitor and to report on the activities of the principal international institutions present in Timor-Leste as they relate to the physical and social reconstruction of the country. Their website gives information about various planned agrofuel developments in the country.