Linde Zuidema is a lawyer with experience advocating for the climate and environment and coordinating NGO positions. Her present focus is on EU bioenergy policies.
Politics trumps science as EU lays out its renewable energy future
The EU’s new bioenergy policy is driven by vested interests not evidence, writes Linde Zuidema.“I want the European Union to become the world number one in renewables,” Jean-Claude Juncker declared in January 2014. This grand...
Bioenergy and social injustice in North Carolina
Our Bioenergy campaigner, Linde Zuidema, has been visiting the South-East United States to witness how forests are being destroyed to produce wood pellets for the EU energy market. Here she discovers the impact of the industry on...
European Commission risks repeating mistakes with its flawed proposals on bioenergy sustainability
Today Politico has leaked the European Commission’s draft Winter Package on Climate and Energy which is expected to be released on November 30. The draft includes a major overhaul of the EU’s electricity market, and new rules for...
PHOTO BLOG: A story of southern destruction
Seeing is believing, and witnessing first-hand the devastating effect that the European Union’s renewable energy policy is having on the forests and wetlands of the Southeast United States, offers overwhelming evidence of the...
EU must come to its senses on biomass policies
Policy-makers must take heed of mounting opposition to the European Union’s disastrous use of wood to generate bioenergy.Today scientists, NGOs and industry figures gather with EU policy makers for a conference discussing the...
The most crucial challenges facing Europe’s forests
This short briefing outlines BirdLife, European Environmental Bureau and FERN recommendations for the Parliament’s own initiative report on the EU Forest Strategy.
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