Partnership for Policy Integrity Welcomes Two New Staff Scientists

PFPI is pleased to announce the addition of two new staff scientists to its dedicated team: Dr. Jacob Carter and Dr. Sam Davis.

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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

Korean solar industry makes unprecedented legal challenge to “green” credentials of biomass energy

Canadian citizen joins suit against Korean government alleging irreparable harm to forests and climate from use of British Columbia wood pellets

Air Pollution, All posts, Biomass basics, Carbon emissions, International, Litigation, wood_pellets

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

EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy: Burning Trees Isn’t Green

Finance standards reject EU’s biomass “sustainability criteria” as not protecting forests and the climate

All posts, Bioenergy finance, Biomass basics, Carbon emissions, International

Higher Ed Partnerships with Energy Co’s Lock in Decades of High Emissions, Greenwash

Campuses are outsourcing energy planning to private companies pushing biomass and natural gas as clean and green

Air Pollution, All posts, Carbon emissions, Science/Analysis

Climate Week 2019 Screenings of “Burned: Are Trees the New Coal?”

Join us to see the film that’s got everyone talking about the biomass and wood pellet industries, and hear about the lawsuit filed against the European Union for treating burning trees as “zero-emissions.”

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Groups Urge Senator Udall to Clean Up His Renewable Energy Bill

Why are pro-climate action legislators still advocating burning trees for energy?

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Springfield Groups Slam ENE for Peddling Polluting Palmer Power to Eastern Mass Munis

The groups urge residents to turn out to rescheduled June 5th hearing on regulatory rollback of MA biomass rules

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