Statement: One Step Closer to the End of Biomass Subsidies in the Netherlands

Campaigners and community leaders in the Netherlands have had their hard work pay off again. The Dutch government recently adopted a formal policy to rule out new subsidies for biomass heat plants. This should mean the end of the construction and build-out of the power plants that are for heat or combined heat and power. […]

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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 […]

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, […]