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It’s a Burning Issue!

Bioenergy’s promise was to be renewable, clean energy from organic matter that keeps on growing, an alternative to fossil fuels. But it has also turned into land grabs, increases in food prices, forest destruction and a waste of public money. As research and science have started to question the environmental consequences and even the climate […]

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Industry and NGOs in historic alliance over biomass concerns

By Kenneth Richter, Consultant for the Natural Resources Defense Council In a historic link-up, wood-using industries and environmental NGOs on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean have jointly written to UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark asking him to remove subsidies that currently pay coal-fired power plant to convert to […]

Stumps - Keuruu, Central Finland ©Matti Aalto

A Dirty Day for the Commission’s Clean Dream

A Dirty Day for the Commission’s Clean Dream By Sini Eräjää, EU Bioenergy Policy Officer, Birdlife Europe and Central Asia and the European Environmental Bureau The Commission’s Clean Energy package, launched today, proudly boasts of finally introducing sustainability requirements for all forms of bioenergy – something many NGOs have been repeatedly calling for over the […]

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