Saturday 25th September
At the site of the proposed new palm-oil burning, agrofuel power station at Portland in Dorset.
Transport will be organised from London and possibly other places. If you are interested in joining the coach from London (to Portland for the day) please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
9.00 am: Bus leaves London for Portland
1.00 pm Assemble for march
2.00 - 3.00 pm Rally outside port gates (site of proposed plant)
3.00 pm > Workshops and entertainment in local hall
8.00 pm bus sets off back to London.
Camping/crash space will be available overnight.
The demonstration will be organised together with Biofuelwatch, Food not Fuel and a very strong local group, down in Dorset - NOPE (No Palm Oil Energy) see nope.org.uk/
The application for an agrofuel power station in Portland was approved in January (after the initial rejection was overturned on appeal by the company making the proposal, W4B). The power station will burn palm oil and increase by one third the volume of palm oil currently being imported to this country for energy usage. See more here.
For an even bigger W4B plant proposed for Bristol, and how to help stop it, see next item, below. Stopping W4B in Portland will help to stop them in Bristol, too!
Agrofuel burning power stations like the one In Portland would not be going ahead were they not subsidised by the government. Insanely, agrofuels are classified as a renewable energy and as such receive subsidies - so that, in effect, the government is subsidising massive deforestation in South East Asia (and other places), thereby accelerating, rather than slowing down, the destabilisation of global climate.
Make a stand against the madness of agrofuel use, wholesale destruction of the rainforest and spiralling emissions!
Put the date in your diary now! More details soon.