Real vs. Fake Forests

Co-authored with Dr. Dominick DellaSala What makes a forest a forest? This simple question becomes much more complicated, depending on who you ask. Thankfully, Dr. Dominick DellaSala, President and Chief Scientist of the Geos Institute, helps us explore this question and settle the debate in a chapter on “Fake” vs “Real” forests that will be […]

More Greenwashing from Drax

Carbon Capture and Storage Pilot Program is a Pricey and Risky Gamble the Planet Can’t Afford On February 7, 2019, Drax Power Station in the UK announced it captured its “first carbon dioxide” using “C-Capture technology” in their bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) pilot. It sounds great in theory, but in the end it’s […]

Release: Groups Demand Ireland Protect Forests & Our Climate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2019, 12:01pm Groups Demand Ireland Protect Forests & Our Climate: Open Letter Calls on Ireland to Reject West Offaly Power Station Extension and Biomass Conversion (January 31, 2019)– An Open Letter signed by 33 environmental NGOs objecting to biomass burning in Irish peat power stations and calling for those plants’ […]

Forests are the Heroes We Need

The Southern US contains about 2% of the world’s forests but produces over a fifth of the world’s timber products. Therefore, we have a particularly important charge to protect the forests & communities that depend on them from industrial forest practices. Earlier this month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report on […]

Release: Environmental Groups Applaud UK’s Decision to Stop Subsidizing New Wood Pellet Imports

Environmental campaigners applaud Government decision which effectively stops subsidies for burning imported wood in new power stations Government urged to extend the same rule to biomass power stations already awarded subsidies 31st August 2018 – Environmental campaigners welcome a Government decision, announced today, to rule out future subsidies for biomass power stations with greenhouse gas […]