Biofuelwatch works to raise awareness of the negative impacts of industrial biofuels and bioenergy on biodiversity, human rights, food sovereignty and climate change. Based in UK and US, we work with national and international partners to expose and oppose the social and environmental damages resulting from bioenergy-driven increased demand for industrial agriculture and forestry monocultures.
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Save Southern Forests: tell your MP to back the campaign to end subsidies for big biomass

SOS day of action

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Conservation organisations in the US held a “Save Our Southern Forests“ day of action on 13th November. more →

GE Trees: Columbus Day and the Colonization of Land, Trees and Genes

Photo credit Orin Langelle

Huffington Post article by Rachel Smolker

I spent the past several days participating in the Indigenous Environmental Network Campaign to Stop GE Trees Action Camp in the Qualla Boundary, homelands of the Eastern Band Cherokee in North Carolina. Participants included members of tribes across the Southeast, who came to learn more →

Avonmouth biomass gasifier plans defeated

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Last night campaigners won a significant victory in their battle to stop a highly inefficient and polluting biomass gasifier in Avonmouth. Bristol City Councillors voted to reject Nexterra and Balfour Beatty’s planning application, despite it having been recommended for approval.

Local residents, air pollution campaigners and environmental group Avon Coalition Against Big more →

Palawan: Resistance to oil palm plantations continues

Members of the Coalition Against Land Grabbing

On the Philippine island Palawan, local resistance against oil palm plantations is continuing and strengthening: Over 4,200 individuals from local communities affected by palm oil have signed a petition calling for a moratorium on the expansion of oil palm plantations. The petition has been presented to the Vice-Governor by the recently established Coalition Against more →