Dorothy Thompson, the CEO of Drax, will be delivering the Harold Wilson lecture at Bradford University on Wednesday 1st November.
We can expect that Dorothy Thompson will be talking down genuine renewable energy and arguing against Drax’s closure as well as defending the vast subsidies that Drax receives from taxpayers.
Drax burns more wood than any other power station in the world and more coal than any other plant in the UK. It receives over £1.5 million in subsidies every day for burning wood.
Studies show that cutting down trees for biomass electricity is no better than coal when looked at over a period of many decades. Drax’s subsidies allow it to remain open and continue to burn coal when other coal plants have been forced to close.
Read more about Drax.
We will be going to Bradford to distribute fliers before the event and to go inside to ask questions. We also plan to be available after the event to discuss issues and take questions.
We plan to be outside the Norcroft Centre from 5.15 p.m. Please join us any time from then to 6p.m.
All are welcome to join us. Feel free to turn up unannounced but if you’d like to be kept informed of changes and cancellations, please email us your mobile phone number by Monday 30th October.
If you would like to attend the presentation, please book via the Eventbrite form (link includes full details including time, location and booking form).
If you’d like to see further information in advance (e.g. see copies of the flier we’ll be distributing), please get in touch.