I’m freshly off a two-week stint in the United Kingdom, a visit that came just as the climate scientists convened by the United Nations released their no-holds-barred report showing what we all need to do to forestall the worst impacts of climate change.
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I’ve spent over a decade working on climate change and I’ll be honest, the last two weeks have been gut-wrenching.
This post was co-authored by Kenneth Richter, a consultant to NRDC on bioenergy, based in Germany.
As subsidies go, this one never made any sense. The U.K. government offered Drax Power billions of pounds in government aid to help it convert its power plants to run on wood, the fuel source of the Middles Ages.
UK policymakers have spent billions in British taxpayer resources subsidizing coal plants to convert to burning biomass—a fancy word for wood—primarily in the form of imported wood pellets.
This post was co-written by Kenneth Richter, a consultant for Birdlife Europe and NRDC.