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A fierce academic row over wood burning?

By Sini Eräjää, EU bioenergy policy officer at BirdLife Europe & Central Asia Last February, the high profile independent British think thank Chatham House published a report on ‘The Impacts of the Demand for Woody Biomass for Power and Heat’ making a thorough assessment of the environmental and climate impacts of growing wood use for energy. […]

The end of Big Biomass in Flanders

By Sini Eräjää, EU bioenergy policy officer at BirdLife Europe & Central Asia A bit less than a year ago, it was stated that the honeymoon was over for large-scale biomass energy in Flanders, but now it seems clear that the affair is completely over. Last week, the Langerlo power plant, the last one still trying […]

The European Parliament made it clear: Stop promoting biofuels that cause deforestation!

By Cristina Mestre, Climate & Biofuels Officer at Transport & Environment MEPs don’t want to see biofuels that cause deforestation being used within EU borders, and they want them out of the EU market as soon as possible. They’ve asked the European Commission to do so through a report on palm oil and deforestation of rainforests […]

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