Latest News from the Campaign

Citi downgrades Drax on less attractive risk/reward
“While sentiment could continue to support what’s perceived as a green growth stock…we do not fundamentally see biomass as a sustainable source of energy…”


Drax behind the house
Myth-busting Drax’s false claims about biomass
Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire England
Cross party group of UK parliamentarians call on Prime Minister to end biomass subsidies
UK biomass policy statement hints at shift, but isn’t enough
If Boris Johnson is serious about ending global deforestation, the UK must stop subsidising the burning of trees for energy
Drax dropped from S&P index of clean energy firms amid biomass doubts
Europe’s Green Energy Is Stripping US Communities of Green Forests
National Geographic: Europe burns a controversial ‘renewable’ energy source: trees from the U.S.
NAACP: Resolution in Opposition to Wood Pellets Manufacturing and Use of Wood-Bioenergy
NPR: Burning wood pellets isn’t the ‘clean energy’ it claims to be, critics say
CNN: How marginalized communities in the South are paying the price for ‘green energy’ in Europe
New petition asks the UK public to say NO to burning trees for energy
22 Environmental NGOs tell the UK Government that dirty biomass subsidies threaten climate action
Bill McKibben in The New Yorker: To counter climate change, we need to stop burning things
New York Times: There’s a booming business in America’s forests. Some aren’t happy about it.
The ‘green energy’ that might be ruining the planet
Green groups dispute power station claim that biomass is carbon-neutral
Fact Check: What the government isn’t telling you about biomass subsidies
Sky News: How climate-friendly is biomass?
EASAC: New report shows “how the billions in public subsidy for biomass conversions are worsening carbon emissions for many decades.”
Government accused of ‘hypocrisy’ over climate goals as UK becomes top spender on wood chip subsidies
New data reveals that the UK is now the top subsidiser of bioenergy in Europe
“Carbon-neutrality is a fairy tale”: How the race for renewables is burning Europe’s forests
Planting trees cannot offset burning wood, warn experts
Biomass Basics:
What are the problems with big biomass?
Leading scientists warn wood pellets threat to climate: “No silver pellet”
YOUGOV POLL: Just 23% of Britons believe burning wood for electricity should be classified as “renewable energy”
Cut Carbon Not Forests: Hard-hitting campaign urges UK policymakers to build a true clean energy economy and end dirty biomass subsidies
New Chatham House paper warns against overreliance on bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS)
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About Us

Cut Carbon Not Forests is a campaign to remove subsidies from companies that burn trees for electricity, co-ordinated by a coalition of UK and US-based NGOs. Join us in asking the Government to redirect biomass subsidies to real clean and renewable energy.

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