Analysis of the results of a project looking at the carbon impacts of biomass which reach the conclusion that bioenergy, and forest bioenergy in particular, can be a potential contributor to increased GHG emissions unless there is a very strong policy framework that ensures effective management.
Topics: Biomass Power Stations, climate science, Forests, Wood pellet production
Analysis of the climate impact of replacing wood for coal in power generation, which suggests that biofuels are not carbon neutral and would increase atmospheric CO2 and worsen irreversible impacts of climate change.
Location: Continent - Europe, Country - Czech Republic, Country - Estonia, Country - Finland, Country - France, Country - Germany, Country - Ireland, Country - Poland, Country - Lithuania, Country - Romania, Country - Slovakia, Country - Sweden
Type of resource: NGO Report
Topics: Forests, Policy and Law
Summary of current threats to forests in 11 EU countries. Biomass is cited as being directly involved in France and Germany.
Topics: Biomass Power Stations, climate science, Policy and Law, Wood pellet production
An assessment of planned coal-to-biomass projects in Europe which concludes that such projects risk accelerating climate change and would generate less energy for higher costs than investment in other renewables.
Review article on bioenergy which concludes that it does not have a sustainable long-term future as a key part of the global energy mix. It suggests that policymakers should limit near‐term incentives for land intensive bioenergy and instead should provide incentives for the next generation of technologies that will allow a zero‐carbon future.
Report from a series of visits to Estonia to examine wood pellet production. Observations include a high proportion of the wood used to make pellets consisted of roundwood, i.e. whole logs, of all sizes and ages. The prevalent ‘forestry practice’ across Estonia is the extensive clearcutting of naturally regenerated forests.
Topics: Biomass Power Stations, Carbon Accounting, climate science, Wood pellet production
Carbon life cycle assessment of wood pellets used by Drax power station in the UK from three plantations in the United States. It concludes that it would take at least 40 years to reach "carbon parity" and that emissions would be much higher than from renewable sources.
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