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BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal? – International Streaming and Broadcast Premiere

18 Mar 2019 to 31 Mar 2019

BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal? is a documentary film that tells the little-known story of the accelerating destruction of our forests for fuel, and probes the policy loopholes, huge subsidies, and blatant greenwashing of the biomass electric power industry. A 30-minute version of the feature-length film will be broadcast and available for free on-demand streaming worldwide on Link TV to coincide with the International Biomass Conference and Expo on March 18-20, 2019 and the UN International Day of Forests on March 21, 2019. This international premiere is being promoted by US and international environmental organizations as part of the BURNED Barnstorming Tour, a grassroots campaign to expose the biomass electric power industry’s destructive forest, energy, and climate practices.

Premiere Dates:

BURNED will premiere on Link TV in the week of March 18 with free online on-demand streaming worldwide starting on March 18 and broadcast on March 20 (prime time) and 21 (midday) to coincide with the International Biomass Conference and Expo, March 18-20, and the UN International Day of Forests on March 21. The film will be available for free streaming for four months. The film might also be broadcast in April/May as part of Link TV’s Earth Focus film series.

Streaming & Broadcast Platform:

BURNED will be available on Link TV, a non-commercial progressive American satellite TV network. Free on-demand streaming worldwide will be available via Link TV’s online platform. Broadcast for the US only will be available from Link TV satellite via Direct TV and Dish Network.


The filmmakers are working closely with environmental organization partners to help promote this event to their memberships and audiences. Groups that have signed on to date include: Dogwood Alliance; Partnership for Policy Integrity; Biofuelwatch; Southern Environmental Law Center; John Muir Project; Center for Biological Diversity; Global Forest Coalition; Greenpeace; Natural Resources Defense Council; Sierra Club; Ecology Action Centre; RESTORE; Rachel Carson Council; Forest, Climate, and Biomass Energy Working Group of the International Environmental Paper Network; Brighter Green; Stand.Earth; and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. The campaign to recruit additional partners is still underway.


BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal? was produced by Marlboro Productions, Marlboro, VT.
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