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Stop Drax: Emergency Demo

March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Drax is the UK’s biggest carbon emitter. The UK gov has already approved DRAX’s planning application and is clearly intending to lock us in to dirty tree burning energy for decades to come. Paid for by your energy bills!

The UK gov is now considering giving £billions more in subsidies to tree burning polluters Drax and Lynemouth. Drax is already receiving £1.7m per day from UK bill payers to burn trees whilst making record profits. According to the consultation, the cost of new subsidies to UK bill payers could be anything up to £2.5 billion a year. This is money that will not be available to support a transition to genuinely renewable wind and solar power.

We say: no more. No more wasting our money on dirty tree burning. No more funding of an industry that is driving environmental injustice, wrecking ecosystems and ruining our chances at a liveable future by destroying the very forests we need to absorb carbon emissions.

It’s more important now more than ever to put pressure on our government and let them know that we will not stand by whilst £billions more could be given to polluters! Join us to take action.

Join us at the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero to demand an end to tree burning subsidies.

Please help us stop tree-burning power plants getting billions more by responding to the government’s consultation! The deadline is 29th February. If you have the time, please send a personalised response, but otherwise, please just add your details below. And please share this widely. Thank you.



MPs have the power to stop these wood-burning subsidies and to transfer the funding to real climate solutions like home insulation and wind and solar power. This would create new green jobs and help protect forests, wildlife, communities and the climate.

For the sake of our planet, we need as many people as possible to speak out and tell their MPs to stop new tree-burning subsidies before the consultation closes on the 29th of February.

Will you write to your MP today to call on them to say no to new subsidies for burning trees in UK power stations?



March 5
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
3-8 Whitehall Place
London, Greater London SW1A 2EG United Kingdom
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