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BURNT OFFERING The biomess of biomass

July 17, 2019
By Martin Livermore

Substituting biomass for fuel production for fossil fuels harms species and ecosystems, hurts food supplies, and doesn't prevent climate change.

Focusing on EU climate policy the report finds:

EU climate change policy currently includes targets for the use of renewable energy to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. ... The use of biomass is counterintuitive, since substituting wood for coal for electricity generation, for example, releases more carbon dioxide, in addition to the extra energy used to harvest, process, dry and transport the wood pellets that are the preferred form of use.