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Latest report represents scientific consensus on EU forests in energy, climate and biodiversity policies

By Hanna Aho, Climate and forest campaigner, Fern Earlier in May the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) released a report about the multi-functionality of forests and EU policy. EASAC is formed by the national scientific academies of all EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland and is a means for the collective voice of European […]

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 […]

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