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Biomass and Bioenergy

Open letter: Ireland’s peat power stations must be shut down, not gradually converted to biomass

13 Aug, 2018

August 13, 2018 Subject: Ireland’s peat power stations must be shut down, not gradually converted to biomass As conservation and environmental justice organizations in the United States, we are deeply concerned about plans by Irish companies, ESB and Bord na Móna, to co-fire increasing amounts of wood pellets in the three remaining peat power stations and to convert them to burn 100% biomass by 2030 (1). Wood pellets from forests and pine plantations in the Southern US are the most …

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Bioenergy and Forests

15 Apr, 2015

This editorial is part of Forest Cover issue nº47. If you want to read or download the rest of the articles please go to https://globalforestcoalition.org/resources/forest-cover-issues/forest-cover-47-bioenergy-special-edition By Rachel Smolker, Biofuelwatch, USA…

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Biofuels: Is the CBD asleep at the wheel?

15 Oct, 2012

Rachel Smolker, Energy Justice Network COP11’s draft decision on impacts of biofuels on biodiversity, as discussed on Thursday, is remarkably meek in its recommendations on the issue of biodiversity impacts…

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GFC’s Biofuels Statement at COP11

12 Oct, 2012

Thank you chair, I am speaking on behalf of Biofuelwatch, EcoNexus, Timberwatch and other NGO members of the Global Forest Coalition. There is now significant scientific evidence of direct and…

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CJN! Intervention at SBI

6 Dec, 2010

Climate Justice Now Intervention at the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), at item 8, on technology transfer Delivered by Silvia Ribeiro, ETC Group — Thank you Chair.  I will speak…

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Biofuelwatch in Cancun

3 Dec, 2010

Massively increasing demand for “biomass” is resulting in land grabs and expansion of destructive industrial monocultures at the expense of forests, biodiversity and food production.  Deepak Rughani and Rachel Smolker…

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