New state bills in Massachusetts would end subsidies for woody biomass.
Biomass Energy Subsidies
EU climate, nature and air quality goals are in jeopardy because of wood-burning for energy, new study shows
Climate-critical land carbon sink is rapidly declining, while harvesting and burning wood for biomass energy continues to grow
EU climate plan bets on non-existent technology to reduce emissions
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
As Baker’s new rules go into effect, advocates urge State Legislature to act.
MA Pushes to Greenlight Subsidies for Polluting Biomass Power Plants
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
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
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
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
Decision is key to protecting forests in the US Southeast, which are being cleared to fuel UK wood pellet demand
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