Friday, 17 February 2012

Biofuels incl palm oil consultation update. PLEASE ACT NOW!

The consultation on whether or not biofuels, including  palm oil , should receive government subsidies-renewable obligations certificates (ROCS)- from OUR electricity bills is underway.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has proposed that the subsidies for biofuels such as palm oil should be granted  for up to 6 large power stations and that  there should be no limit for biomass (wood ) stations.

The MPs now have the next two months to consider this and will probably vote on it in April. So we need to lobby our MPs like we have never lobbied before! If we can stop these insane subsidies the  devastating biofuel power station industry would fold. Just one palm oil power station like that planned in Bristol would receive a massive £39 million pounds subsidy PER YEAR! And where from ? US of course-our electricity bills. So if these outrageous policies go ahead, people like us that care, will be forced nevertheless to pay for inhuman companies to ravish our world's forests.

So, it's vital we do all we can to get our MPs onside. MPs are obliged to listen to their constituents and take their questions further. So even if you don't get an answer from DECC itself (though its worth a try and the new Minister, Ed Davey may be more receptive than his predecessor, Chris Huhne), your MP will most likely answer.

The pernicious thing about biofuels is that so few people know about the issues . Even though the problems caused by their use are ones that concern human rights activists, animals rights campaigners, hunger and poverty charities, environmentalists and climate change activists  and Occupiers etc. So lets all club together and spread the word. Lets get those MPs working for us, not for false solutions that only benefit industries.

So it would be great if you can spread the word by whtever means you have.Telling everyone, facebook, twitter, emails, people on the train......
Please note that I use this blogsite, emails and am amember of teh  Energy Equity and Environment Group At Occupy St Pauls googlemail group  (and am not using facebook ,twitter etc) So if you can spread the word in these ways aswell that's great. And feel free to email me, I do answer quieries ,either individually or here on the blog site. I am very interested to get feed back from the responses you get from your MPs. Some of them are onside obviously, but I'm sad to say, some have been taken in by the false idea that  large scale biofuelss are sustainable and good for climate change. Neither of which is true. Biofuels result in more emmissons than fossils fuels, remove the carbon sink properties of the affected rainforest FOR EVER and are in no sense sustainable for people with common sense. As one taxi driver said ' the minute you cut down the rainforest it's not green is it'
ITS not complicated.  Large scale biofuels: just say no!

So please Act now! by writing to your MP at least and Ed Davey. See draft letters given. Thankyou.

  Zenith Milner
zenithtoday@yahoo.co.uk

ps. http://www.greenthefilm.com/ is a moving portrayal of palm oil issues and its destruction of animals and forests.


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