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Axe subsidy to massive polluter Drax

City of London. Thu 13 April 2017
 


 The protest was outside Schroders, one of the largest investers in Drax  

 with £209 m invested. Drax burns both coal and wood #axedrax says 'leave the coal in the hole

 and the wood in the woods.' Using wood is a fake decarbonisation project, actually both  

 producing more carbon when generating electricity and cutting down the area of wood

 which remove carbon from the atmosphere.

 City workers on their lunch break stopped to talk with the protesters
    
  The UK government spends £1.6m a day of our money subsidising Drax to created extra pollution - money that

 is supposed to be subsidising 'green energy' is doing the opposite.

 Without subsidies Drax would not be economic - and we would get more cheap green energy

 from wind and solar.

 Drax mainly gets its coal from environmentally disastrous open mining in Cerrejon Colombia, where

 people are forcibly displaced, losing land and work and there is pollution of air and water.

 Most of the wood comes from the USA and causes environmental damage there.

 'Biomass Power is a fool's errand'

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 Handing out fliers outside the entrance to Schroders

 

The protesters were going on to protest outside another major investor in Drax, but I left for home



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