1. #AxeDrax: Roundup of protests and events during Drax's AGM
For full background information about Drax and the #AxeDrax campaign see here.
On 22nd April, scores of people of all ages gathered outside the Drax AGM in the City of London to protest against burning millions of tonnes of wood and coal, and against Drax profiting from subsidies which should be going towards truly low-carbon and renewable energy. See a short video from the demonstration here. The protest featured the Draxosaurus, a very chic cooling tower and grim DECC complete with axe. See pictures here and here. Speeches made by members of Biofuelwatch, Care2, Colombia Solidarity, London Mining Network and the Coal Action Network can be viewed here. Attenders to the AGM were handed a Warning to Investors. A number of people went into the AGM to ask difficult questions. Meanwhile, Drax power station was visited by members of Sheffield People & Planet in a solidarity action.