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.
Wood product manufacturers sound the alarm about burning wood for energy
Representatives of wood-using industries are showing real fear about their ability to survive, and deep frustration that bioenergy is gobbling up resources and getting subsidised to do so.
More Logging, More Loopholes: EU Energy Ministers Water Down Proposed Reforms to Biomass Policy in the Renewable Energy Directive (RED)
Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council Waves Through Biomass Subsidies, Continued Habitat Destruction
Short webinar: Why policymakers must end incentives for forest biomass in the Renewable Energy Directive
Three talks, half an hour, including shocking news on how land sink in some member states is now a carbon source, due to overlogging.
Yes, Finland is devouring its forests for biomass fuel
The evidence that Finland is burning up its carbon sink – and its old-growth forests – couldn’t be clearer.
The EU is inching closer to ending subsidies for polluting energy – but what about biomass?
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.
EU climate plan bets on non-existent technology to reduce emissions
Doubling down on burning biomass, and then counting on BECCS to hide the carbon later – what could possibly go wrong?
The EC offers business-as-usual in their proposal to reform biomass policies
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.