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Online screening of Burned: Are Trees the New Coal?

15 Apr

Wednesday 15 April 2020


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Are trees the new coal? Join Biofuelwatch for a screening of BURNED, followed by presentations and a Q&A The nation is on lockdown but Drax Power Station is still burning trees like there’s no tomorrow. Without a hint of irony, Drax, the UK’s biggest carbon emitter, is holding its annual general meeting (AGM) on the same day as the 50th Earth Day. In advance of the AGM, please join us for a virtual screening of BURNED to learn more about why burning trees for energy is a false climate solution. We will hold a screening on April 15th and another on April 20th. BURNED is a feature-length documentary, which takes an unwavering look at the accelerating destruction of our forests for fuel. 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. The film runs for 45 minutes, and will be followed by short presentations from speakers TBC to share updates on the situation now and to let you know what you can do to fight the biomass industry with us. There will be 30 minutes for a Q&A. Register here to join the screening:


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