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New report: UK commits to protect forests at COP27, while spending £2 billion a year destroying them


LONDON – 10 November 2022 – Just days after the UK committed to increased forest protections at COP27, a new report reveals that it wasted almost £2 billion on subsidising the logging of forests for bioenergy in 2021.

UK to “burn 15 billion loaves of bread” a year for bioenergy


LONDON – 22 September 2022 – A new report by Cut Carbon Not Forests (CCNF) shows that the UK Government’s plans for Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) — on which it is currently consulting — could undermine the country’s food security.

Report: Bioenergy from Estonia may violate UK’s biomass sustainability laws


LONDON, UK – 4 August 2022 – A new analysis published by Cut Carbon Not Forests exposes how the UK’s demand for wood pellets to generate biomass energy is harming Estonia’s forests and ecosystems, including protected nature reserves. The evidence suggests that wood pellets imported into the UK from Estonia to burn at power plants — primarily Drax — are sourced using such harmful practices that they may violate the UK’s legally binding sustainability criteria for biomass subsidies.

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