Stop Thinking of Europe as Climate Leaders

In January of this year, the European Union Parliament’s vote on the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) failed forests by neglecting to rule out the burning of stumps and stemwood for bioenergy. The final vote is in: sadly, the European Union failed to Stand for Forests and decided to keep incentivizing the widespread burning of […]

We Delivered Your SOS Message to Europe

Right now, Campaign Director, Adam Macon, and Executive Director, Danna Smith, are in Europe delivering your SOS petitions, all 50,000 of them! They’re also presenting new information against the woody biomass industry and standing up for the forests we love.

My SOS Tour Internship and Betina

Intern Guest Post by Julianna Martinez This summer, I hoped to learn how a nonprofit organization helps bridge the gap between the input of local people and that of elected officials. I was eager to understand what role nonprofits played in influencing policy at both local and global levels. As the “Our Forests Aren’t Fuel” […]

Dutch Biomass Agreement Aims High But Misses the Mark

After 2 years of negotiations, Dutch NGO’s and Utility Companies agreed on a biomass policy for wood pellets currently burned for electricity. We in the Southern states know all too well that the drastic increase and scale of demand for wood pellets, driven by countries such as the Netherlands, have had devastating effects on forests and communities. Biomass policies from European countries must be more aggressive with timelines for adequate sustainability standards; our forests depend on it.