The UK spends more money burning trees for energy than any other European country. An area of forest larger than 50,000 Wembley Stadium pitches was logged in 2020 so the UK could burn the trees for energy. Trees came from some of our planet's rarest and most special forests, like Canada's Boreal, Estonia's nature reserves, and the wetland forests of the Southern US, which are at the heart of a Global Biodiversity Hotspot.
At the same time, the UK Government claims it wants to lead the world in tackling the climate crisis, protecting nature, and cleaning up the air we breathe.
Burning trees in giant power stations like Drax is dirty and destructive. Drax has been named the UK's biggest CO2 polluter in 2020 yet the government hands it £2.7m a day to burn trees, harm wildlife, pollute communities and calls it 'green' energy.
In a climate and nature crisis, we need to #CutCarbonNotForests and stop the UK burning trees for energy. Sign the petition now.