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Public meeting: The real cost of subsidies (ROCs) for biofuel and biomass electricity


4 October 2011 (Tue)





When: Tuesday, 4th October 2011, 6.30-9.30pm


Where: Lumen URC Hall, 88 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RS (close to St Pancras Station)


– Free public event, no pre-booking required -



+ Elias Mtinda, Food Rights Coordinator for ActionAid Tanzania:Impacts of biofuels, including jatropha on communities and food sovereignty in Tanzania

+ Emilia Hanna, Biofuelwatch: Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) for biomass and biofuels in the UK – Impact on power station developments and of biomass effects on forests, communities and climate

+ Kenneth Richter, Agrofuel Campaigner, Friends of the Earth: What do ROCs for biofuels mean for communities affected by the expansion of oil palm and jatropha plantations?

+ UK biomass burning and the growth of industrial tree plantations in the South – Speaker tbc


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