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 NGOs warn the UK government about the risks associated with Bioenergy with CCS (BECCS)
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).
Annika Lund Gade, of Green Transition Denmark, and Peter de Jong, of Natuur & Milieu.
Phil MacDonald, of the clean energy think tank Ember, argues that it’s time to end the nearly £1 billion per year subsidy to wood burning in the UK.
A regularly updated list of academic papers, links to think tank reports and other useful material on forest bioenergy.
Burning wood for heat and power doesn’t make environmental or economic sense. This infographic shows why.
There are manifold problems with treating forest bioenergy (wood) as a carbon-neutral fuel. Yet, a whole industry has emerged based on subsidies for “Green” energy.
Burning wood for power and heat has climate impacts, as the plant growth needed to offset emissions grows too slowly – and huge carbon stores are lost in combustion.