Next Coalition meetings June 2nd and 16th

Avon Coalition Against Big Biofuels will be meeting on Monday 2nd June for a Strategy meeting 6.30pm at the premises of: Kebele Community Co-operative, Library (upstairs), 14 Robertson Road, Easton, Bristol, BS5 6JY (map below).

The Coalition’s next general business meeting will be on Monday 16th June 6.30pm at the premises of: Kebele Community Co-operative, Library (upstairs), 14 Robertson Road, Easton, Bristol, BS5 6JY (map below).

We will normally be meeting every two week on a Monday (usually at 6:30pm).

Please let us know if you can make it – info@avoncoalitionagainstbigbiofuels.org.uk.


Mass Bike Ride on April 12th a success!

On 12 April, a group of 100 cyclists traveled from Bristol to Avonmouth to protest against the facilities: Helius Energy’s £300 million (€363.5 million) plant in Avonmouth and W4B Bristol’s palm oil biofuel plant, claiming the projects are ‘green scams’ which will harm the environment and affect air quality in Avonmouth.

See the Bristol Post article here http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Mayor-write-Government-biomass/story-20931702-detail/story.html

See the photos here https://www.flickr.com/photos/123175252@N04/

Lobby your MP and Local Councillor

We urgently need to apply pressure on the Government, in particular the Treasury, to stop them subsidising biofuel burning power stations.

Bike ride poster
We have created two new template letters for you to download, tailor and send to your MP and local councillor.

Please note letters are much more effective if they are in your own words (or at least don’t appear to be the same “form letter”) so please take some time to personalise them… so you could even write by hand if you like :-)

You can download the letters from our What You Can Do page.

Craft fun – this Sunday March 30th 11am-5pm

Come and help us make stuff TODAY – Sunday, March 30th, for our mass bike ride. We will be at Kebele, 14 Robertson Road, Easton (location map below) from 11am – 5pm.

There will be screen printing and craft fun – we will be making flags, creating animal masks, placards and printing leg patches.

If you can help then do come along to our friendly making things bonanza at Kebele – lets make our bike ride a stunner.

Monday 10 March: Information Session for Elected Members

The newly formed Avon Coalition Against Big Biofuels would like to invite Council representatives and officers to one of two special information meetings on the proposed Helius biomass and W4B palm-oil plants.

The meetings will be at 1430-1530 and repeated at 1600-1700 on Monday 10th March at the Lord Mayors Reception Room, City Hall, Bristol.

Monday 10 March: Public Meeting in Bristol

Following the successful campaign to delay the W4B biofuel power station planned in Avonmouth a new 100 megawatt Helius biomass power plant station has been approved by central government. It is currently seeking investment and can’t proceed without subsidy.

If you are concerned about the impact of burning American clearcut forests, or the public health risks of small particulate pollution please join us on Monday 10th March, Hamilton House, Stokes Croft, Bristol, 7.00-8.30pm for information, a panel discussion and footage of areas already effected by UK biomass burning.

We are asking all Bristol organisations, groups and residents to sign up to the Avon Coalition Against Big Biofuels statement here – http://www.avoncoalitionagainstbigbiofuels.org.uk/?page_id=7

Tuesday 11 March: Public Meeting in Avonmouth

Following the successful campaign to delay the W4B biofuel power station planned in Avonmouth a new 100 megawatt Helius biomass power plant station has been approved by central government. It is currently seeking investment and can’t proceed without subsidy.

If you are concerned about the impact of burning American clearcut forests, or the public health risks of small particulate pollution please join us on Tuesday 11th March, Avonmouth Community Centre, 7.30-9.00pm for information, a panel discussion and footage of areas already effected by UK biomass burning.