The contempt with which certain policymakers view the public and the need for real climate action is on full display in the leaked draft proposal for “reform” of the biomass provisions in the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive. They don’t work for you and me – somehow, these agencies appear to have been captured by the biomass and forest industry. What else can explain the anti-science position of claiming, as they do in the leaked draft of RED reforms, that burning forest biomass “reduces” emissions compared to fossil fuels? Why else would they propose measures that will do nothing to reduce the carbon, forest, and air pollution impacts of burning forest wood for “renewable” energy?
Read more in the full memo here.