‘Biomess Award’ Given to UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change

Campaigners have awarded the UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) the “Biomess Award” after coming out on top of an online poll coinciding with a major biomass industry conference in London, with Drax and the Green Investment Bank coming a close second and third place, respectively.

Biomass Conversion is the Wrong Direction for Ireland

Considering a Moneypoint Biomass Conversion is the Wrong Direction for Ireland, US and UK environmental groups warn. The Switch to Biomass Would Endanger Southern U.S. Forests, Increase Carbon Emissions and Harm Communities in Ireland and Abroad

Ireland's Moneypoint coal power station to be converted to biomass

Scottish Biomass Burners Cancelled – Southern Forests Get Respite

In late 2012, Dogwood Alliance Campaign Director, Scot Quaranda, testified as an expert witness in opposition to the Forth Energy proposal for new biomass utilities in Scotland. Late last week, the company cancelled its plans to build these new facilities. Read the press release from Dogwood Alliance and our allies at BiofuelWatch and Global Justice Ecology Project celebrating the announcement and placing it into larger context…

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Vote for the Biggest Biomass Baddie

Our friends at Biofuelwatch in the UK are organizing an Alternative Biomess Awards Ceremony on April 9th in London. They’re shining a spotlight on the who’s who of companies investing in promoting biomass, a false solution to climate change, along with the biggest pellet makers in the Southern US and Canada that are sending our forests off to the UK to be burned for electricity.

Ending the Rush to Burn

Burning the forests that are supposed to be our best defense against climate change to protect us against climate change has to be one of the most ridiculous ideas I’ve ever heard. Yet over the last few years, Europe has wholeheartedly embraced this false solution to climate change, and we’ve seen a dramatic increase in logging in the Southern US to fuel European demand. Along the way, the US South has become the largest wood pellet export region in the world.