Powerful protests in Germany as ROBIN WOOD opposes wood-burning biomass in EU coal plants and exposes the “residues” myth and rampant greenwashing by industry.
Controversial timber sale “paused” in Wishbone WA as NGOs sue after Washington Department of Natural Resources fails to look at climate impacts.
In the wake of the IPCC’s most frightening report yet, as we see the collapse of the forest carbon sink due to overlogging for biomass fuel, it’s a no-brainer to slam the brakes on logging forests for renewable energy
The future of Europe’s forests should not be decided by a Presidency that has been pushing for years to increase their exploitation – this is an explicit conflict of interest.
Climate-critical land carbon sink is rapidly declining, while harvesting and burning wood for biomass energy continues to grow
NGOs say finance rules will greenlight projects that increase climate warming and destroy forests
NGOs Call on EU Leaders to Strengthen Provisions in Trilogue
A single 50 MW biomass electricity plant burns as much wood per year as 180,000 homes – while raking in millions in subsidies that could be supporting truly clean energy
Three talks, half an hour, including shocking news on how land sink in some member states is now a carbon source, due to overlogging.
The evidence that Finland is burning up its carbon sink – and its old-growth forests – couldn’t be clearer.
Many countries make misleading claims about wood use and so-called “climate benefits” of burning forest wood
In addition to ending subsidies for fossil fuels, EU citizens would probably love to stop paying out over €16 billion per year to bioenergy operators.
Doubling down on burning biomass, and then counting on BECCS to hide the carbon later – what could possibly go wrong?
If the EC were serious about stopping the catastrophic decline of forest ecosystems and the carbon sink, they’d take forest biomass out of the RED altogether.
It is time to stop false climate solutions like bioenergy that lull the public into inaction. You are literally cutting off the branch we all sit on.