WATCH: Aviation Biofuels – What ICAO’s Proposals Really Means

On 6th October, Biofuelwatch published its report “Aviation biofuels: How ICAO and industry plans for ‘sustainable alternative aviation fuels’ could lead to planes flying on palm oil”. During this webinar, report author Almuth Ernsting will present the key… Read More

Almost 100 Organisations Worldwide Condemn UN Aviation Agency’s Biofuel Plans

An in-depth report released by Biofuelwatch last week shows that feedstocks (raw materials used to produce biofuel) other than palm oil cannot be converted to aviation fuels on a large scale either because of technical obstacles, or for… Read More

New Report Investigates Failures, Costs and Dangers of Biofuels

Via Biofuelwatch.org.uk:   “Biotechnology for Biofuels” includes in-depth investigations of three biofuel companies – Algenol, Mascoma, and Solazyme/TerraVia, and will be updated with forthcoming reports on algal and ligno-cellulosic biofuels, followed by further materials. Policy-makers and industry leaders… Read More

Protesters Against Drax Plc: ‘Divest from Biomass, Coal and Gas’

Scores of people around the country are protesting against Drax Plc on the day of its AGM today, with three simultaneous demonstrations in London, Liverpool and York. Campaigners are highlighting Drax’s involvement in dirty energy, its contributions to… Read More

Environmentalists Denounce UN’s Bioenergy Themed International Day of Forests

March 20, 2017: The UNFAO’s [1] “Forests and Energy” theme for this year’s International Day of Forests on March 21 [2] misleadingly promotes bioenergy from burning wood from forests as well as from monoculture tree plantations as “sustainable”… Read More

Forests at the Crossroads Interactive Poster Shows Dangers of GE Trees

Global Justice Ecology Project, Biofuelwatch and Indigenous Environmental Network, created this interactive poster on GE trees titled ‘Forests at the Crossroads’  for the 2016 IUCN World Congress.    The poster can be seen at this link. The following is a sample of some… Read More

Open Letter: E.On’s Ambitious Wood Power Station Plans in France Pose Threat to Forests

Press release by Biofuelwatch, Denkhaus Bremen and SOS Forêt du Sud Twenty six civil society society groups worldwide have sent an Open Letter to E.On [1], demanding that the energy corporation scraps plans to convert a mothballed coal power… Read More

Resource Launches for Latest News on Geoengineering

GJEP ally Oliver Munnion recently launched a newsletter for GeoEngineeringMonitor.org, a website that “aims to be a timely source for information and critical perspectives on climate engineering. Our goal is to serve as a resource for people around the… Read More

President Obama’s ‘Reinvention of Energy Sector’

  Listen to a complimentary radio interview with Rachel Smolker on KPFA’s Flashpoint here. In his State of the Union speech, President Obama talked of having “reinvented our energy sector.” He also said the “auto industry just had… Read More

GE American Chestnuts: Save the forest by destroying it?

  A handful of scientists are working to genetically engineer the iconic American chestnut tree which they hope to release throughout the forests of the Appalachians and the Eastern US. Indigenous Peoples, scientists and others are raising alarms about the risks… Read More

The winner will receive an 11×14 archival print of this photo of a ringed kingfisher overlooking the ancient araucaria forest in Parque Huerquehue in Chile. Ringed kingfishers require large bodies of clean water and dense forest and migrate between the US and Chile.

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