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The World Is Mobilizing Against Big Biomass

Expert BlogWashington, D.C.Courtenay Lewis, Elly Pepper, Rita Frost

This week, communities around the world will highlight that the production and export of forest-based biomass threatens communities and the climate.

650+ Scientists Urge Stop to Burning Trees for Energy

Expert BlogInternationalElly Pepper
The scientists' letter outlines the impacts of logging whole trees for biomass—and how that logging undermines the commitments countries are negotiating at this year's biodiversity conference.

NRDC at the World Wildlife Conference

Expert BlogInternationalZak Smith, Paul Todd, Elly Pepper

NRDC is on the ground in Panama City, Panama, at the World Wildlife Conference—officially the 19th Conference of the Parties (COP19) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES.

On Drax's AGM, its Smokestacks Tell the Truth About Biomass

Expert BlogEast, InternationalElly Pepper
Today, Drax will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM), where it will tell its shareholders and the world how great it's doing and claim that our planet's future depends on industrial biomass energy.

New IPCC Report Recognizes Risks of Bioenergy

Expert BlogUnited States, InternationalElly Pepper
The IPCC sends a clear and final warning that we must rapidly cut emissions to avert climate disaster. It also emphasizes that burning trees for bioenergy is a very risky way to do this—and may not even work at all.

UK Politicians Warn Biomass Not a Safe Bet for Net Zero

Expert BlogInternational, United StatesElly Pepper
Politicians from all major parties released a letter to the Government’s Energy Secretary, expressing significant concerns about the UK’s decision to rely on bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) to meet net zero commitments.