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UK MPs Call to action: End Biomass Subsidies

UK MPs Call to action: End Biomass Subsidies

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In 2018, the government effectively ended future subsidy for burning wood for electricity, sending the clear message that this is no longer considered part of the solution to climate change.However, UK power stations received £1.7 billion in UK renewable subsidies in 2019 to burn millions of tonnes of wood pellets. Many of these pellets came from clear-felled biodiverse forests in Europe and the Southern USA. 

If you are an MP, please help us to call for existing Renewable Obligation subsidies to be redirected from tree burning in UK power stations towards renewable, low-carbon solar, wave and wind power ...

In 2018, the government effectively ended future subsidy for burning wood for electricity, sending the clear message that this is no longer considered part of the solution to climate change.However, UK power stations received £1.7 billion in UK renewable subsidies in 2019 to burn millions of tonnes of wood pellets. Many of these pellets came from clear-felled biodiverse forests in Europe and the Southern USA. 

If you are an MP, please help us to call for existing Renewable Obligation subsidies to be redirected from tree burning in UK power stations towards renewable, low-carbon solar, wave and wind power. This will not only save millions of pounds to be invested in genuinely renewable wind, wave and solar energy but will also help the UK to meet our international climate commitments. 

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