Tuesday, June 18, 2013

[biofuelwatch] EXCLUSIVE from The Biomass Monitor: A Biomassacre Down Under

A Biomassacre Down Under

- by Josh Schlossberg, The Biomass Monitor

A new report out of Australia, Biomassacre: How Logging Australia’s Native Forests for Bioenergy Harms the Climate, Wildlife and People, by Markets for Change, highlights the harm to forests, climate, wildlife and human health from logging native forests for industrial-scale bioenergy.

Instead of being a clean, green solution to wean Australia off of fossil fuels, biomass incineration—including liquid biofuels, biomass power and wood pellets—from native forests will “seriously threaten our surviving forest heritage…actually exacerbate climate change” and will come “at the cost of genuine clean, renewable energy,” such as solar and wind power.

Often referred to as “dead koala power” because of its impact on... [READ MORE]

Josh Schlossberg
Anti-Biomass Incineration Campaign, Energy Justice Network

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Biofuels are a wide range of fuels which are in some way derived from biomass.

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