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Class action lawsuit alleges wood pellet maker Enviva is “engaged in textbook greenwashing”

We’re shocked – shocked! – to hear of Enviva’s “reckless disregard for the truth

All posts, Bioenergy finance, Corporate Accountability, Featured, Forests, Litigation, wood_pellets

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.

All posts, Forests, International, 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

An Ambitious Climate Plan that Doesn’t Waste Time on False Solutions

The US Climate Action Network (USCAN) Vision for Equitable Climate Action roundly rejects biomass energy and offers a progressive plan for saving the planet

All posts, Forests, US Work

“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

Advocates Urge Mass Legislature to Pass Bills Protecting Forests and Climate

Bill McKibben, E.O. Wilson, Join Call for Urgent Action

All posts, Carbon emissions, Forests, Massachusetts

Enviro Advocates Call Out MA Gov. Baker For Promoting Dirty Fuels As Renewable Energy

If the Baker administration gets their way, more so-called “clean energy” in MA will come from burning garbage and biomass

Air Pollution, All posts, Forests, Massachusetts

The Truly Green Path Forward in 2019

Focusing on forests in the Green New Deal can create jobs and save the climate

All posts, Forests, US Federal Policy, US Work

The IPCC’s Recipe for a Livable Planet: Grow Trees, Don’t Burn Them

Only one pathway avoids dangerous temperature rise without relying on unscalable and unproven technologies.

All posts, Biomass basics, Carbon emissions, Forests, Science/Analysis

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