Review of the evidence about carbon impacts of biomass energy. It concludes that the experience with bioenergy production and the pressure it places on land, water, biodiversity, and other natural resources has raised questions about its merits. Bioenergy must be evaluated by addressing both the stocks and flows of the carbon cycle.
Report from the experts who advised the European Commission, outlining that the sustainability criteria in the new EU renewable energy directive are grossly inadequate and that EU Member States will need to implement measures at national level to ensure that bioenergy delivers GHG savings over fossil fuels.
Analysis of land-use changes to tackle emissions. It concludes that carbon removed from the atmosphere through BECCS could easily be offset by losses due to land-use change. If BECCS involves replacing high-carbon content ecosystems with crops, then forest-based mitigation could be more efficient for atmospheric CO2 removal than BECCS.
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