Release: Groups Demand Ireland Protect Forests & Our Climate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2019, 12:01pm Groups Demand Ireland Protect Forests & Our Climate: Open Letter Calls on Ireland to Reject West Offaly Power Station Extension and Biomass Conversion (January 31, 2019)– An Open Letter signed by 33 environmental NGOs objecting to biomass burning in Irish peat power stations and calling for those plants’ […]

New data reveals shocking scale of planned forest biomass industry growth

Threat map report shows biomass industry set to increase 250% in next decade – threatening both the fight against climate change and forests globally MEDIA RELEASE | For Immediate Release (November 29, 2018) – There is a new and growing threat to the world’s forests, people and climate: the biomass energy industry, touted as a […]

Forests are the Heroes We Need

The Southern US contains about 2% of the world’s forests but produces over a fifth of the world’s timber products. Therefore, we have a particularly important charge to protect the forests & communities that depend on them from industrial forest practices. Earlier this month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report on […]

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 […]