European Policy

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

Air Pollution, All posts, Carbon emissions, European Policy, Featured, International, Science/Analysis, Subsidies

Estonian law student takes on state-owned Finnish forestry company in battle to save her childhood singing fields

Case could make it easier for communities and NGOs to protect forests across Estonia, where vital woodland has been decimated by industrial logging

All posts, European Policy, Forests, International, Litigation

“Paper Tiger” report shows new EU biomass rules greenlight increased forest destruction

Analysis supports appeal of lawsuit against EU on forest biomass

Carbon emissions, European Policy, Forests, International, Main reports, Reports, Slider content

EU Biomass Case Denied Access to The Courts

Paying people to burn wood for energy and simply counting the emissions as zero, as the EU now does, is hollowing out forests and actually increasing GHG emissions. Stopping this practice is essential climate mitigation – which is what we desperately need.

Air Pollution, All posts, Biomass basics, Carbon emissions, European Policy, International, Litigation

The EU wants to know how to reduce forest destruction…

We have a few ideas.

Biomass basics, Carbon emissions, European Policy, International, Uncategorized

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.

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Media Briefings for EU Biomass Case

The Center for Climate Integrity will host a media telebriefing to discuss a landmark climate lawsuit being filed that same day against the European Union.

European Policy, International, Litigation

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

All posts, Biomass basics, Carbon emissions, European Policy, International, Subsidies, wood_pellets

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

All posts, European Policy, Forests, International, Subsidies

How UK Bioenergy Hurts Forests and the Climate

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

All posts, Biomass basics, Carbon emissions, European Policy, Forests, International, Subsidies