At the crossroads? A brief analysis of the European wood pellets market in 2022 and 2023
The European wood pellets market has been the world's largest for more than 15 years, driven by EU renewable energy policies authorising EU Member States to subsidise energy companies burning wood and the purchase of wood pellets...
Wiser with wood
New Fern/ClientEarth briefing: A guide on how to transpose the EU’s revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED III) to better protect forests, the climate, public health and other wood-using industries
Europe's Dark Winter
How will people and forests survive the energy crisis?
A carbon bomb in the heart of Europe
Will the EU biomass loophole give a lifeline to energy giant EPH’s coal power plants?
Six problems with BECCS
The ongoing Fit For 55 discussions aim to increase Europe’s ambition in the fight against climate change, including the role of land in contributing to these efforts. As part of a larger debate on the role of negative emissions to...
News, NGO Statements
NGOs: "To protect nature and the climate, we must reform how bioenergy is treated in the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive"
This position paper, signed by 32 NGOs from across Europe, outlines how the EU can create a bioenergy policy that civil society and citizens can support.
What does ‘Fit for 55’ mean for forests?
Why the European Commission's 2030 climate and energy proposal is unfit for forests.
Why bioenergy is not a climate solution
Tackling the climate crisis requires sustainable, just solutions. Burning wood that comes directly from the forest (primary forest biomass) releases vast emissions. Yet the industry has boomed in the last decade, leading...