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Burned: are trees the new coal? film screening + discussion

Award-winning documentary about biomass electricity and its impacts, followed by a discussion with climate and forest campaigners.

Did you know that UK power stations currently receive over £1 billion every year in renewable subsidies to burn trees for biomass electricity? But is burning trees in power stations really renewable energy, and what impact is the UK biomass industry having on forests around the world?

To find out more, please join Biofuelwatch, RADE Bristol (Residents Against Dirty Energy) and Cut Carbon Not Forests for an online screening of the award-winning documentary “Burned: are trees the new coal?” with special guest speakers from the front lines of the forest biomass industry.

We’ll also have time for a discussion about how we can take action to protect forests. Everyone is welcome!

BURNED explores the biomass industry in the Southern USA, and how Drax Power Station in Yorkshire is a major player in tree burning across the world. The film tells the story of how woody biomass has become the fossil fuel industry’s latest attempt to greenwash itself as part of the climate solution, and of the people and parties who are both fighting against and promoting its adoption and use. It also explores how massive government subsidies are propping up the industry.

Register via Eventbrite.


Find out more at the Burned the Movie website.

Event Details

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Start Wednesday 3 Mar 2021 7:00pm
Finish Wednesday 3 Mar 2021 9:00pm
Organised by Biofuelwatch

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