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Protest against biofuel subsidies

Issue No. 2275

Protesters gathered outside the Department of Energy and Climate Change offices on Saturday of last week, calling for an end to subsidies for bioenergy.

The demonstration was organised by Biofuelwatch with the support of Campaign against Climate Change to coincide with a public consultation on renewable electricity.

Bioenergy currently accounts for 82.5 percent of the UK’s renewable energy generation. But campaigners warn that government proposals to prioritise bioenergy over wind and solar will speed up global warming.

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Tue 25 Oct 2011, 17:45 BST
Issue No. 2275
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