“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

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.

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New Study: Biomass Energy Has Big Climate Impact Even Under Best Case Scenario

Burning wood for power undermines efforts to reduce greenhouse emissions, even under industry best-case scenarios.

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Maine legislators urged to reject subsidies for polluting biomass energy

People pay extra on their electricity bill to support clean energy, but with biomass they’re actually paying to pollute.

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New analysis of government data finds burning wood for electricity will undermine Clean Power Plan

The Energy Information Administration found biomass will displace solar energy, not coal, if classified as “carbon neutral” in the Clean Power Plan.

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Toxic Secrets: Companies Exploit Weak US Chemical Rules To Hide Fracking Risks

Toxic Substances Control Act allows companies to conceal information on chemical identities, risks; Congressional reform effort would not fix problems…

Coal, Fracking, Main reports, Oil and Gas, Reports

Misleading Claims by Pellet Giant Enviva to the SEC

34 investment groups with over $53 billion in assets under management have requested that the SEC examine claims of climate benefits in the biomass energy sector, and enforce disclosure rules

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The 100 Most Polluting Biomass Energy Facilities in Pennsylvania – Map, Database, and Report

There is no better time than ‘National Bioenergy Day’ (October 22nd) for people to learn how much taxpayer money has been wasted on highly polluting biomass burners in Pennsylvania.

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Federal Trade Commission Bioenergy Report

Bioenergy Greenwashing Explained

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PFPI response to Biomass Power Association, and a Challenge – Let’s Debate Biomass Power in Public

For a group that complained so much about “inaccuracies” in our report on bioenergy pollution, BPA sure got a lot of things wrong in their response.

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