The Economy of Bioenergy Production

Woody biomass (bioenergy) is energy derived from trees. Bioenergy made from wood comes with steep environmental costs. Side effects of this industry include: air pollution during production air pollution during combustion water pollution and runoff during forest destruction forest destruction conversion of natural forests to pine plantations conversion of natural forests to developed land less […]

What’s Up with the Biomass Industry and Forest Health?

Biomass, or bioenergy, creates energy by burning living materials like plants and trees. The wood pellet industry uses trees to make wood pellets. It then ships them to Europe and Asia where they’re burned in power plants to create electricity. Wood pellet plants are as dirty and problematic as coal plants. Burning trees (via burning […]

Release: Justice Leaders Call on EPA to Protect Communities

Environmental Justice Leaders Call on the EPA to Protect Communities from the Impacts of the Dirty Biomass Industry  Press Event at Region 4 Headquarters in Atlanta is Part of the International Day of Action to Stop Big Biomass Atlanta, GA, USA – Today dozens of impacted community members, environmental justice leaders, and grassroots activists gathered […]

Release: Impacted Communities Mobilize to Stop Expansion

Impacted Communities Mobilize to Demand Governor Cooper Stop the Expansion of the Wood Pellet Industry NC DEQ Holds Public Hearing on Proposed Expansion of Enviva’s Wood Pellet Plant in Ahoskie Ahoskie, North Carolina – On August 16th, North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality held a public hearing on the draft Title […]

Release: The Nature Conservancy Exposed for Promoting Industrial Logging and Wood Products

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday, April 5, 2022 Media contact: Carina Daniels, [email protected], 510-847-1617 New exposé condemns The Nature Conservancy for falsely promoting industrial logging and wood products as climate solutions  Biggest US conservation group cut off dialogue with renowned scientists, forest protection, and environmental justice groups, who are now going public with their story Washington, […]