It’s outrageous – Britain's biggest power station is cutting down Canadian primary forest to generate electricity all for the sake of profit.
Drax, the power station operator, burns millions of tonnes of imported Canadian wood pellets - which is classed as renewable energy and being subsidized by UK taxpayers as a form of green energy subsidies.
But BBC and CBC journalists have discovered Drax’s practices anything but green – some of the wood comes from an important old growth forest in BC. And burning wood produces more greenhouse gas than burning coal.
Take action to stop the primary forest destruction and green washing now.
CBC. 6 October 2022.
BBC. 3 October 2022.