Our Forests Aren’t Fuel
Recently biomass energy emerged as a new threat to Southern forests. Despite the fact that deforestation is the third largest cause of carbon pollution just behind cars and power plants, European policy makers are promoting the burning of Southern forests for electricity to meet their “clean energy” targets.
Our standing forests gather and store carbon, which makes them a key solution for carbon pollution. Though bioenergy from wood might create a temporary boom for the forest products industry in the Southern U.S., it will devastate the 20 years of work that increased protection for millions of acres of Southern forests.
In response, Dogwood Alliance has launched a major new campaign, Our Forests Aren’t Fuel, supporting alternative and competitive energy sources like solar and wind while pressuring companies who stand to gain from this practice to put a stop to it. We’re educating and activating citizens, policy makers and industry on both sides of the Atlantic to the dangers of this false energy solution.