18th January 2021
Online: ‘Burned – Are trees the new coal?’
Price: £Free, donations welcome
About this Event
Did you know that UK power stations currently receive over £1 billion in UK renewable subsidies to burn trees as biomass energy? But is burning trees in power stations really renewable energy and what impact is the UK biomass industry having on forests around the world?
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 government subsidies are propping up the industry.
To register for the event visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-screening-of-burned-are-trees-the-new-coal-with-speakers-and-qa-tickets-133232428781
Find out more: https://burnedthemovie.com/ or watch the trailer below.
We’ll also have time for a discussion about how we can take action to protect forests. Everyone is welcome!
Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon Monthly Meeting
On the third Monday of every month, we have a speaker with expertise or experience in some aspect of the environment.
Previous meetings are reported within the monthly newsletter available on the CFBOA website: https://climatefriendlybradfordonavon.co.uk/ or look us up on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/goingzero2030 to find out what’s coming up.
If you’d like to join a meeting, email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom meeting code.
Although these are free events, any donations would be gratefully accepted through our website.