Biomass Energy Subsidies


EU climate plan bets on non-existent technology to reduce emissions

November 23, 2021

Plans for climate neutrality rely on doubling biomass burning and trapping CO2 using geological storage, locking EU into climate failure.


Burn Notice: Massachusetts Expands Subsidies for Biomass Power Plants

November 16, 2021

As Baker’s new rules go into effect, advocates urge State Legislature to act.


MA Pushes to Greenlight Subsidies for Polluting Biomass Power Plants

December 22, 2020

As the MA legislature is poised to vote on whether it wants polluting biomass in its clean energy legislation, the Baker administration tries to roll back other hard-won rules that limit this dirty energy source.


PFPI Launches Lawsuit Challenging Forest Biomass in the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive

March 5, 2019

The EU’s treatment of forest biomass as carbon neutral is harming forests, the climate, and communities.

New report reveals negative community and financial impacts of bioenergy boom

October 24, 2018

The elite group of plants receiving hundreds of millions in taxpayer handouts had cost overruns, air and water violations, early closures, and lawsuits.


New UK Biomass Policy Removes Subsidies For High-Carbon Wood Pellets

September 3, 2018

Even ignoring the CO2 coming out the smokestack, the new policy sets a lifecycle emissions standard that imported wood pellets can’t meet


Environmentalists applaud UK Government decision to restrict subsidies for new biomass power stations

August 31, 2018

Decision is key to protecting forests in the US Southeast, which are being cleared to fuel UK wood pellet demand


Baker Administration Presses Forward with Weak Biomass Regs; Shuts Down Public Comment

December 5, 2017

DOER’s biomass regulations will unnecessarily increase greenhouse gas emission and air pollution.


How UK Bioenergy Hurts Forests and the Climate

December 3, 2017

If the UK is serious about addressing climate change, it must help restore and expand forests – not burn them for energy.


International Scientists to UK: Spending Billions to Burn Trees Won’t Help the Climate

March 16, 2017

To prevent dangerous climate warming, we need to plant trees, not burn them for energy.


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