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.
LONDON – 22 September 2022 – A new report by Cut Carbon Not Forests 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.
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.
LONDON – 27 April 2021 – A new Censuswide poll finds that Brits overwhelmingly (96%) support the UK Government addressing global biodiversity loss but are concerned that it isn’t “walking the walk” when it comes to its commitments.
LONDON – 28 September 2021 – In September and October 2021, a series of on-the-ground protests and peaceful gatherings will highlight the devastating global impacts of the UK Government’s biomass energy policy on communities, forests, and the climate.
LONDON, UK – 10 October 2021 – Today, NRDC is releasing its new investigation into Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS). For the first time ever, this report separates and quantifies all of the carbon emissions throughout the BECCS scenario, including emissions associated with the most common supply chain for UK biomass electricity—wood pellets shipped from the US Southeast.
LONDON – 10 December 2021 – On the day that MGT Teesside misses its latest deadline to begin operations, the Cut Carbon Not Forests coalition warns the Low Carbon Contract Company to reject any further deadline extensions for the biomass power plant.
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.