Biofuelwatch is hosting #AxeDrax Demonstration and Celebration. The demonstration is opposing Drax Power Station's actions, which affects the climate, those who live near where they operate and the homes of thousands of species. There will be a celebration of the work of climate activists this October as well. There will be speeches, food and a theatre performance.
Drax burns more wood than any other power station in the world, and more coal than any in the UK, causing climate change, forest destruction and human rights abuses.
In return for trashing forests and digging up communities, Drax is receiving massive subsidies when it should have been closed down years ago. It is cashing in on some £1.3 million in subsidies every single day. Meanwhile, subsidies for genuinely renewable and low carbon onshore wind and solar power and for home insulation are being slashed across the UK.
Without biomass subsidies, Drax would be forced to shut down, which is vital for ending coal burning in the UK and for protecting forests in North America, as well as the climate.
The event will take place on 22nd October from 1pm to 5pm, at South Gate, Drax Power Station, Selby, North Yorkshire (YO8 8PH).
Visit Biofuelwatch's page for details about the demo and celebration, including transport and ways of being involved if you cannot be there in person. More information shall be released there soon. You can help spread the word by sharing their Facebook event page.
Biofuelwatch has posted more information about Drax, if you wish to read more about the company. For more information about the impacts of coal, you can visit Coal Action's website, and you can visit our page for information regarding biofuels.