What Is BECCS? Bioenergy Carbon Capture and Storage Isn’t as Green as We Think

Guest Post By Spencer Moyle, Climate Impacts Stanback Fellow 2023. Have you ever wondered about Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS)? Have you heard that it may hinder the transition to clean energy? BECCS aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But in reality, burning wood pellets releases more carbon than fossil fuels. Solar and […]

Why Dead Trees Matter More Than You Think

Dead trees, also known as deadwood or snags, may seem like a blight on the landscape. People may consider them eyesores or hazards to remove. But in reality, dead trees play a vital role in creating healthy and thriving ecosystems. Dead trees: provide habitat and food for wildlife cycle nutrients back into the soil help […]

Burning Forests also Burns through Cash

A Costly Mistake: New NRDC report shows how much Europe funds destruction of Southern forests for biomass Many will say fighting climate change is expensive. Calculating the cost of inaction, though, makes it obvious that the investment in climate mitigation (reducing our greenhouse gas emissions) and adaptation (making our communities more resilient to climate impacts […]

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More Greenwashing from Drax

Carbon Capture and Storage Pilot Program is a Pricey and Risky Gamble the Planet Can’t Afford On February 7, 2019, Drax Power Station in the UK announced it captured its “first carbon dioxide” using “C-Capture technology” in their bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) pilot. It sounds great in theory, but in the end it’s […]

The US Must Cut Emissions Not Forests

In the last two years across the US, extreme weather linked to climate change has left thousands dead and cost tens of billions of dollars, disproportionately impacting the elderly, children, the poor, and people of color. By all scientific accounts, it’s going to get worse. How much worse depends entirely on the rate and extent […]