UK’s £multimillion power station subsidy investigated

The UK government’s decision to give state aid to biomass conversion is rightfully coming under scrutiny.

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UK’s £multimillion power station subsidy investigated

The UK government’s decision to give state aid to biomass conversion is rightfully coming under scrutiny.

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Wake-up call on EU’s bioenergy plans: not enough land

Two new studies cast doubt on EU hopes that using plants for energy can help tackle climate change.

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Wake-up call on EU’s bioenergy plans: not enough land

Two new studies cast doubt on EU hopes that using plants for energy can help tackle climate change.

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5 things you didn’t know about land grabbing – “The Global Land Grab: Beyond the hype” – book review

I work with a team of lawyers busy improving forest governance by strengthening human rights. For that reason, the title of this book alone – “The global land grab” – was very appealing from the outset.

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5 things you didn’t know about land grabbing – “The Global Land Grab: Beyond the hype” – book review

I work with a team of lawyers busy improving forest governance by strengthening human rights. For that reason, the title of this book alone – “The global land grab” – was very appealing from the outset.

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Commission fails to stop subsidies for unsustainable burning of woody biomass

The European Commission’s new Guidelines on State Aid for Environmental Protection and Energy 2014-2020 (‘EEAG’) adopt an incoherent approach towards the environmental impacts of biofuels and biomass.

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Commission fails to stop subsidies for unsustainable burning of woody biomass

The European Commission’s new Guidelines on State Aid for Environmental Protection and Energy 2014-2020 (‘EEAG’) adopt an incoherent approach towards the environmental impacts of biofuels and biomass.

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What does the EU Timber Regulation mean for biomass?

What is bioenergy, and what does it have to do with the EU Timber Regulation?

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What does the EU Timber Regulation mean for biomass?

What is bioenergy, and what does it have to do with the EU Timber Regulation?

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Biomethane sustainability questions need answers

What is biomethane and could it help us decarbonise Europe’s power generation?

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Biomethane sustainability questions need answers

What is biomethane and could it help us decarbonise Europe’s power generation?

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Biofuels: what happens next after last week’s European Parliament vote?

On 11 September the European Parliament voted on the proposal to address emissions from indirect land use change of biofuel production.

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Biofuels: what happens next after last week’s European Parliament vote?

On 11 September the European Parliament voted on the proposal to address emissions from indirect land use change of biofuel production.

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State funding request for unsustainable biomass station dropped

ClientEarth welcomes the decision by energy company EPZ not to request 1 billion Euro in Dutch state subsidies to convert its 400 MW coal plant to 100% biomass

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State funding request for unsustainable biomass station dropped

ClientEarth welcomes the decision by energy company EPZ not to request 1 billion Euro in Dutch state subsidies to convert its 400 MW coal plant to 100% biomass

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How sick is the CO2 emissions trading scheme?

Will a band aid be enough to fix the carbon trading scheme, or is surgery the only option?

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How sick is the CO2 emissions trading scheme?

Will a band aid be enough to fix the carbon trading scheme, or is surgery the only option?

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ClientEarth and Birdlife sue Commission over biomass review

ClientEarth and Birdlife have today sued the European Commission over failure to publish its examination of controversial biomass emissions.

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ClientEarth and Birdlife sue Commission over biomass review

ClientEarth and Birdlife have today sued the European Commission over failure to publish its examination of controversial biomass emissions.

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EC biofuels emission proposals can’t ignore science

Biofuels emission proposals no longer include accounting for greenhouse gases; our bioenergy expert, Giuseppe Nastasi, analyses some of the primary changes in the legislation.

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EC biofuels emission proposals can’t ignore science

Biofuels emission proposals no longer include accounting for greenhouse gases; our bioenergy expert, Giuseppe Nastasi, analyses some of the primary changes in the legislation.

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Will the Commission resist lobbying against biofuel sustainability proposals?

The European Commission is finalising a legislative proposal that should minimise emissions from indirect land-use change, but industry lobbying might weaken the text.

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Will the Commission resist lobbying against biofuel sustainability proposals?

The European Commission is finalising a legislative proposal that should minimise emissions from indirect land-use change, but industry lobbying might weaken the text.

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Sustainable palm oil in Gabon?

Can palm oil plantations be a strategy for economic development and a bright future in Gabon?

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Sustainable palm oil in Gabon?

Can palm oil plantations be a strategy for economic development and a bright future in Gabon?

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On the need for REDD+ safeguards as carbon credit dealers move into forests and threaten indigenous rights

With the increasing probability of incorporating REDD+ into carbon credit trading schemes and creating a financial value for carbon, entrepreneurs and organisations have gone into forests to sign agreements with indigenous groups. However, regulation has not kept pace and some unscrupulous individuals have taken advantage of indigenous groups.

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On the need for REDD+ safeguards as carbon credit dealers move into forests and threaten indigenous rights

With the increasing probability of incorporating REDD+ into carbon credit trading schemes and creating a financial value for carbon, entrepreneurs and organisations have gone into forests to sign agreements with indigenous groups. However, regulation has not kept pace and some unscrupulous individuals have taken advantage of indigenous groups.

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Reducing emissions by burning imported wood, a viable method of de-carbonising Britain’s power sector?

Yesterday saw the end of the consultation on the new levels of support for different renewable electricity technologies proposed by the UK Government under the Renewables Obligation scheme.

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Reducing emissions by burning imported wood, a viable method of de-carbonising Britain’s power sector?

Yesterday saw the end of the consultation on the new levels of support for different renewable electricity technologies proposed by the UK Government under the Renewables Obligation scheme.

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The role of bioenergy in meeting UK carbon budgets and targets

Yesterday (7 December) the Committee on Climate Change, an independent advisory body to the UK Government, published a report stating that burning biomass could result in emissions “significantly higher than alternative forms of low-carbon power generation”.

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The role of bioenergy in meeting UK carbon budgets and targets

Yesterday (7 December) the Committee on Climate Change, an independent advisory body to the UK Government, published a report stating that burning biomass could result in emissions “significantly higher than alternative forms of low-carbon power generation”.

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Elite panel of scientists debunk myth of climate neutrality of bioenergy

Grow a tree, burn a tree, grow a tree, burn a tree – in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, it all evens out, right? Wrong.

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Elite panel of scientists debunk myth of climate neutrality of bioenergy

Grow a tree, burn a tree, grow a tree, burn a tree – in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, it all evens out, right? Wrong.

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