This is a reminder for two banner protests in Shropshire and London and an announcement of a protest in Edinburgh, outside the Scottish Parliament.
Two of the biggest EU carbon emitters Vattenfall and RWE will be represented: RWE have converted Tilbury Power Station from coal to biomass in an attempt to keep this polluting and inefficient plant open beyond 2015 and cash in subsidies. Vattenfall have bought shares in a plantation company in Liberia to supply their power stations in Germany and elsewhere in Europe.
Another company represented on the speakers' list, called AfriRen, was set up to "provide European industry with stable long-term supplies of quality biomass" from African countries.
Investments planned and furthered at the conference will mean more deforestation and climate change, more land-grabbing and more air pollution for UK communities.
Please bring a banner or placard and friends if you can and please help spread the word!
This protest is jointly organised by Biofuelwatch and Campaign Against Climate Change.
+ Edinburgh, 19th April 2012, 12.30 - 2pm : No Biomass Subsidies - Demonstration outside the Scottish Parliament
The Government said it would put its money where its mouth was by taking away financial support for Big Biomass.
But now, in spite of all this, it has proposed new draft legislation which would see biomass continued to be supported as renewable energy, making millions of pounds available to the likes of Forth Energy.
Let's remind our MSPs and the Government why it must back away from this false solution!
Bring banners, yourselves, and your friends.
Please sign the petition linked to this event, at http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/nobiomassinscotland