Letter to US EPA from scientists on the dangers of wood-based electricity

Source:  The Cary Institute (download the original PDF of the letter here) February 9, 2015 Sent via First Class Mail and E-mail Gina McCarthy Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20460 Dear Administrator McCarthy,… Read More

US Climate Plan promotes energy from trees

February 2, 2015 If the Department of Energy has its way, this will include GE trees In Politico last week (29 January 2015), Michael Grunwald criticized the US government’s support of bioenergy, focusing on radical concessions that the EPA… Read More

IPCC support for “false solutions” denounced by climate and justice activists.

13th April 2014 – Today, the IPCC Working Group on Mitigation of Climate Change released its Summary for Policy Makers” [1]. Climate, energy and social justice groups [2] commend the IPCC for clearly acknowledging the close link between… Read More

New Report: “Green” Biomass Electricity More Polluting Than Coal

Renewable energy biomass plants are avoiding regulation, burning contaminated fuels, and threatening air quality Pelham, MA. –  Biomass electricity generation, a heavily subsidized form of “green” energy that relies primarily on the burning of wood, is more polluting… Read More

New studies raise doubts about greenness of biomass

Another article finally addressing the criticism of biomass: Kyung M. Song, “New studies raise doubts about greenness of biomass,” March 22, 2011, in the Seattle Times. [Mark] Harmon [a climate researcher at OSU] said he believes biomass has the… Read More

The new biomassters and their assault on livelihoods

Jim Thomas 2010-10-07, Issue 499 http://pambazuka.org/en/category/features/67535  Watch out for the new biomass economy driven by large biotech, chemical, forestry and agribusiness companies, says Jim Thomas. The new biomassters are on a global looting spree of the world’s natural… Read More

Biofuel worse for climate than fossil fuel: study

Cross-posted from Reuters By Pete Harrison Sun Nov 7, 2010 6:03pm EST BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European plans to promote biofuels will drive farmers to convert 69,000 square km of wild land into fields and plantations, depriving the poor… Read More

New Report Concludes Synthetic Biofuels Won’t Help Solve the Climate Crisis

Cross-posted from Friends of the Earth International Synthetic biology (the manufacture of completely synthetic organisms for specific functions) is one of the key components of transforming the cellulose locked in trees into liquid fuels.  The other component is… Read More

Manomet Study of Woody Biomass Energy Released

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER)
and Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences (Manomet) have released the results of a six month study that began last December to answer some critical questions about using forest wood for energy in Massachusetts.

Next Generation Biofuels: Bursting The New Green Bubble

January 15, 2009 United States–A diverse alliance of organizations published an open letter [1] today in the U.S. and internationally warning of the dangers of industrially produced biofuels (called agrofuels by critics). The letter explains why large-scale industrial… Read More