Stand4Forests in North Carolina

Our forests are special for so many reasons. They provide us with clean air and water, protection from floods and storms, and store and sequester massive amounts of carbon. Equal parts science and wonder, Southern forests provide habitat for unique species you can’t find anywhere else in the world, and they’re places people can go […]

Release- NGOs to Dutch Government: “Biomass is not a lifeline for coal”

For immediate release November 25, 2019 Before a crucial vote occurs November 26 in the Netherlands on a coal ban and biomass subsidies, environmental organisations from the United States & Estonia demand the Netherlands close its coal power stations without converting them to biomass and redirect subsidies supporting the burning of wood to genuinely low-carbon […]

Statement: North Carolina is Now the World’s Largest Wood Pellet Exporter

NC DEQ’s approval of Enviva’s Northampton facility expansion is the latest contradiction between the Cooper administration’s stance critiquing biomass and its continued inaction to address the threats the industry poses to our forests, communities, and climate Yesterday, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) approved yet another massive expansion of the wood pellet export […]

Photo of Belinda Joyner Speaking at the Northampton Hearing

Release: Groups call for Denmark to Protect Forests & Climate

For Immediate Release: October 10, 2019 NGOs demand Denmark end subsidies for biomass, impose a levy on biomass, and introduce a phase-out date immediately in letter sent to Danish Climate Minister Dan Jørgensen and members of the Danish Parliament. An open letter signed by NGOs in the sourcing regions of Danish utility Ørsted’s biomass demand– […]