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Campaigners say “End subsidies for polluting biomass now” as DECC publishes controversial biomass carbon calculator

Photo: Dogwood Alliance

Campaigners say “End subsidies for polluting biomass now” as DECC publishes controversial biomass carbon calculator

Photo: Dogwood Alliance

The Department for Energy and Climate Change have today published a long-awaited carbon calculator for biomass electricity, [1] which has been twice delayed in recent months. The calculator is the work of Chief Scientific Advisor more →

A new look at land-grabs in the global South linked to EU biomass policies

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A new look at land-grabs in the global south linked to EU biomass policies, report by Almuth Ernsting, Biofuelwatch

NGOs, policy makers and industry analysists have predicted that Europe’s fast-growing demand for wood pellets and woodchips for bioenergy will increasingly be through imports from the global South – especially from Africa and South America more →

Green Bank: Stop Banking on Big Biomass!

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Biofuelwatch, supporters, and local campaigners staged protests at the Green Investment Bank’s Annual Reviews in London and in Edinburgh.

In Edinburgh an Open Letter was signed by environmental groups, MSPs and local residents and handed to the GIB on Thursday 19th June. Then, on the 26th, chainsaw wielding investment bankers were seen more →

Video by Reel News: Biomass Emergency

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Biomass Emergency – Video by Reel News, UK

It’s as dangerous as fracking – it’ll mean deaths in the almost exclusively working class areas where it’s happening – it produces up to 50% more carbon emissions than coal – it’s destroying vital hardwood forests – it’s displacing entire communities – and it’s not more →