ELCI is very concerned about the increasing threat posed by industrial scale bioenergy to both climate and to forests. We’re working with hundreds of concerned scientists and NGOs across the EU and also in the UK and North America to highlight concerns.
As the EU reviews the renewable status of biomass in EU law, a new campaign launches to counter the lobbying of the forestry industry and close the gap between science and policy. Sign up here.
22 Environmental organisations tell the UK Government that industrial-scale biomass burning in the power sector threatens climate action and should not be subsidised.
Ember’s Phil Macdonald explains his report on BECCS at Drax. Will a future BECCS plant be eye-wateringly expensive and actually make our climate worse?
19 environmental organisations warn the UK government about the risks associated with Bioenergy with CCS (BECCS)
Over 500 scientists sign a letter to President Biden, President von der Leyen, President Michel, Prime Minister Suga, and President Moon, warning of the dangers in burning trees for power.
Edward Robinson revisits the controversial 2015 study – examining a 2018 summary document that restates its findings.
The survival of Europe’s most valuable – and threatened – wildlife and habitats depends on Natura 2000. By Siim Kuresoo of the Estonian Fund for Nature (ELF).
Reversing damaging incentives to burn wood for heat and power is crucial if the EU wants to remain a leader on climate and biodiversity, argue Annika Lund Gade and Peter de Jong.
The European Commission has signalled that it will be reviewing the role of wood as a form of renewable energy, both as part of the Biodiversity Strategy and as part of the reopening of the Renewable Energy Directive.