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Europe's renewable energy directive poised to harm global forests
« on: September 12, 2018, 11:20:44 AM »
Europe's renewable energy directive poised to harm global forests
September 12, 2018, Princeton University
 

Europe's decision to promote the use of wood as a "renewable fuel" will likely greatly increase Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and cause severe harm to the world's forests, according to a new paper published in Nature Communications.

European officials on final language for a renewable energy directive earlier this summer that will almost double Europe's use of renewable energy by 2030. Against the advice of 800 scientists, the directive now treats wood as a low-carbon fuel, meaning that whole trees or large portions of trees can be cut down deliberately to burn. Such uses go beyond papermaking wastes and other wood wastes, which have long been used for bioenergy, but not to this magnitude.


Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-09-europe-renewable-energy-poised-global.html#jCp
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Re: Europe's renewable energy directive poised to harm global forests
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2018, 04:57:31 PM »
A whole new level of environmental activism.

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Re: Europe's renewable energy directive poised to harm global forests
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2018, 04:35:34 PM »
Europe's renewable energy directive poised to harm global forests
September 12, 2018, Princeton University
 

Europe's decision to promote the use of wood as a "renewable fuel" will likely greatly increase Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and cause severe harm to the world's forests, according to a new paper published in Nature Communications.

European officials on final language for a renewable energy directive earlier this summer that will almost double Europe's use of renewable energy by 2030. Against the advice of 800 scientists, the directive now treats wood as a low-carbon fuel, meaning that whole trees or large portions of trees can be cut down deliberately to burn. Such uses go beyond papermaking wastes and other wood wastes, which have long been used for bioenergy, but not to this magnitude.


Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-09-europe-renewable-energy-poised-global.html#jCp

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