Burning Forests for Electricity!?!

Renewable energy target: Labor and the government agree to a number but sticking points remain

Friday, May 8, 2015

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A deal to save Australia's wind and solar industry could be scuppered by last minute demands by the Abbott government, despite it making headway with the opposition on an agreement to reduce the renewable energy target.

Renewable energy deal close but not quite

Friday, May 8, 2015

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THE clean energy sector is warning against investment-risking "messy" negotiations, after the government and Labor agreed in part to a pared-back renewable energy target.

AFTER months of political stalemate, the two parties struck a deal on Friday to slash the target from 41,000GWh to 33,000 but bipartisanship on the entire package remains in doubt.

Renewable Energy Target: Government, Opposition reach 'in-principle' deal on 33,000 gigawatt hours

Friday, May 8, 2015

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The Federal Government and Opposition have reached agreement on a revised Renewable Energy Target (RET), but remain at odds over the energy sources to be included.

New UK Government Science Report Confirms Burning Forests Bad for Climate

Friday, July 25, 2014

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Conservation Groups Call on UK to Take Swift Action to Stop Destruction of Forests in the Southern US

Asheville, NC, USA – Today the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) released its long-awaited Biomass Emissions and Counterfactual Model Calculator and an accompanying report Lifecycle Impacts of Biomass in 2020 report. The findings from the tool and associated report confirm what U.S. and European ENGOs have been claiming for the last few years – that burning forests for electricity is bad for our climate.

91 scientists send letter to EPA on biomass carbon

Friday, June 20, 2014

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On 19th June 2014 a group of 91 scientists sent a letter from 91 scientists in the US to their Environmental Protection Authority urging it to heed the input from its own science advisors that there is no scientific justification for accepting the biomass energy industry’s often repeated assertion that just because trees and other biomass regrow, all biomass energy should automatically be considered “carbon neutral”. The latest and best science tells us just the opposite: that not all biomass is made equal. In particular, chipping up and burning whole trees for electricity actually increases carbon emissions for decades compared to fossil fuels like coal.

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