Ten Reasons to Not Burn Biomass

This is a guest blog by Dr. Louise Vet and Dr. Martijn Katan, originally posted in Dutch paper, Trouw, on October 9, 2020. Professor Vet prepares to provide expert testimony during a Dutch Parliamentary hearing on biomass today, October 14, 2020. The Netherlands is one of the primary importers of biomass sourced from the Southern […]

Beware the Biomass Boom and Bust

Enviva depends on overseas sales for its product: wood pellets. However, the Dutch government is on the precipice of writing biomass out of its energy future. The Netherlands are concerned about the perverse effects of importing vast amounts of wood from overseas for combustion in coal-fired power stations, the high level of continuous subsidies involved, […]

Biomass report by Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency slammed as a “greenwash” by international environmental organizations

For immediate release Amsterdam, 8th May, 2020– Today’s publication of a long-awaited biomass report by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency has been greeted with alarm by international environmental organizations [1] who denounce its support for biomass subsidies in the face of strong evidence that those harm forests and the climate. The report, entitled “Availability and […]

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Be Like the Netherlands: Country Hits the Brakes on Biomass

On World Wetlands Day, February 2nd, the Dutch government voted in favor of forest protection over forest destruction and overwhelmingly adopted a resolution to halt dirty biomass subsidies for burning forests in coal-fired power plants. This is great news for our Southern forests and a strong signal that we are winning!