National Day of Protest against Native Forest Wood-Fired Power in Australia
12.30pm - 2.30pm, Tuesday June 1
Outside Parliament House in Macquarie Street, Sydney
Send a message to the NSW government that burning native forest wood for fuel is not on.
With the proposed Power Plant at Eden currently being decided by the NSW government, now is the time to take a strong stand on this very important issue. The federal government’s 2009 inclusion of native forest biomass as ‘renewable energy’ in the MRET, allows the timber industry to accrue Renewable Energy Certificates for burning ‘wood waste’. It will lock in woodchipping of native forests for decades, take away from genuine renewables like wind and solar, and produce CO2 emissions greater than burning coal.