Join Biofuelwatch, UKWIN and local campaigners for protests at the Green Investment Bank’s two Annual Review events in London on 25th and Edinburgh on 26th June.

London: Wednesday 25 June 2014 8-9am, LSO St Luke’s, Jerwood Hall, 161 Old Street, EC1V 9NG.

Edinburgh: Thursday 26 June 20148:30-9am, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, EH2 2LR

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As posted at http://www.biofuelwatch.org.uk/2014/gib-annual-reviews/:

We’re calling on the GIB to:
1) revoke it’s destructive loan to Drax which has helped it to burn millions of tonnes of wood and even more coal;
2) steer clear of Helius Energy’s two big biomass power stations in Avonmouth & Southampton in England, and two more consented big biomass plants in Grangemouth & Rosyth in Scotland. All four of these plants would rely on imported wood from North America, where ancient forests have been cleared for the pellet industry; andJoinTheFacebookEvent

3) stop financing polluting waste incinerators.

Want to get involved? Contact us on biofuelwatch@ymail.com

Take Action: Sign our GIB Avonmouth Alert here. The Avon Coalition Against Big Biofuels welcomes all assistance in opposing this power station.

For more information and background on the GIB’s investments in Biomass see “Banking on Big Biomass” campaign here.

The GIB and Incineration

During the last year, the Green Investment Bank awarded loans totalling £91 million for three new waste incinerators. The largest of those was promised to the proposed Willow’s Incinerator in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, which was rejected by 92% of voters in a referendum in 2011. It has not so far been granted planning permission and the local authority have withdrawn their waste contract for it.

Another went to a large planned incinerator in Wilton, Teesside (currently on hold due to legal action by another company) and a third to the planned Severnside Incinerator in Avonmouth, near Bristol. Avonmouth residents are already facing high levels of industrial air pollution, noise, dust pollution and currently a fly infestation caused by another waste company. The Severnside Incinerator was refused by the local authority and only approved on Appeal.

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