The Economic Impact of Enviva in North Carolina

Guest post by Amber Skinner From protecting the atmosphere to providing homes for many organisms, forests are crucial for humans and the planet. Recent innovations allow us to use forms of renewable energy such as wind, solar, and geothermal. With meaningful investment, these will soon replace fossil fuels as main energy sources and lower pollution […]

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Release: Where’s Governor Cooper on Forests & Justice?

Where’s Governor Cooper on Forests and Environmental Justice? Frontline Community Leaders and Environmental Groups Hold Press Conference and Rally at the Legislature; Call on Governor Cooper to Halt the Further Expansion of the Wood Pellet Industry in the State Because it Harms Our Forests, Climate, and Communities Raleigh (May 26, 2021) – Where does Governor […]

BIG VICTORY for Southern Forests

Just yesterday, the Dutch government came together to reject future subsidies for biomass. This is a big win for Southern forests and communities. This is nothing short of historic in the Netherlands. It sets an important precedent that will send shockwaves through the biomass industry. In the Netherlands, public and political debate over biomass has […]

Want to Protect Forests? Stop Burning Forests as Fuel

The biomass debate in the Netherlands continues to burn hot. For over two years, people have organized and protested against the country’s largest proposed biomass combustion plant slated to be built in Diemen, a small town just north of Amsterdam. Vattenfall, the Swedish energy company behind the project, is feverishly trying to show their business […]

UK Climate “Ambition” is Clearcutting Climate Resiliency

At the beginning of December, the UK introduced a target to cut carbon emissions by 68% (based on 1990 levels) in the next decade. The government wants to brand its climate target as “ambitious,” but this is not the holiday present the climate was asking for. In reality, the UK’s climate targets are unlikely to […]