Burning Trees is Not ‘Renewable Energy’

Rachel Smolker, co-director of Biofuelwatch (BFW), published the following VTDigger.org commentary on the non-carbon neutral nature of biomass, which is often pitched as an environmentally friendly source of energy. Smolker, who holds a Ph.D. in biology, is an active member… Read More

LISTEN: Forests Our Greatest Allies Against Climate Change

SciWorks Radio recently interviewed Dr. Sam Davis, Research Director with our allies at Dogwood Alliance in Asheville, NC. Dogwood is dedicated to protecting the environmental and economic value of Southern forests. Dr. Davis discussed a number of important matters related to the important… 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

EARTH WATCH: Adam Macon of Dogwood Alliance

This week’s guest on the Earth Watch segment on the Sojourner Truth Radio Show was Adam Macon, campaign director at Dogwood Alliance. Dogwood is raising awareness about the manufacturing of United States southern forests into wood pellets that… Read More

Know Where Your Bridge Is Going Before You Build It

By Rachel Smolker Originally published on The Huffington Post. For years we have been told that corn ethanol was a “bridge” to more advanced biofuels that would be better for the environment. Similarly, we were sold the bill… Read More

Analysis: How Europe’s climate policies led to more U.S. trees being cut down

  Today, in its article “How Europe’s climate policies led to more U.S. trees being cut down,” the Washington Post highlights the dangers of wood-based bioenergy and the subsidies that drive them–subsidies that have helped make the US “the… Read More