Publications & Insight
Belgium's largest biomass plant closes… for good
In a trend that will greatly benefit forests if it catches on, the energy company Engie appears to be turning away from burning solid biomass.
Vattenfall must stop destroying forests and worsening climate chaos
Vattenfall is today preventing young climate activists from attending their annual general meeting. In Vattenfall’s Notice to attend, it says: "The Annual General Meeting is open to the general public. In connection with the...
New EU biomass rules: a crushing defeat for forests
The RED negotiations' outcome underscores how little it matters that Parliament and EU citizens wish to protect forests, if it is more convenient to let the biomass industry burn them.
EU's revised Renewable Energy Directive fails to address the realities of the climate and biodiversity crisis
In the early hours of today, European Union (EU) negotiators concluded negotiations over the Renewable Energy Directive (RED). The outcome will not reduce the EU’s wood burning addiction to comply with its renewable targets. It...
Biomass industry attempts to gut proposals to limit the subsidies they receive for forest destruction
As Renewable Energy Directive negotiations enter their final phase, EU decision-makers must prioritise the needs of EU citizens and forests over those of this irresponsible industry.
Europe’s Dark Winter
The energy crisis is intensifying pressure on Europe's already besieged forests. Here's how we can limit the damage, writes Martin Pigeon
News, Forest Watch
EU biomass-incentives madness reaches Vietnam
The EU’s policy bioenergy policies are being repeated around the world. It is urgent that the EU realises the damage this is causing and disincentivises primary woody biomass in the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive.
Europe's Dark Winter
How will people and forests survive the energy crisis?
News, Forest Watch
RED Revision: Will EU countries stop paying energy companies to burn forests?
As International Day of Action against Big Biomass comes around again, Fern campaigner Martin Pigeon considers individual EU Member States’ variable reliance on primary woody biomass and what a fair solution would look like.