Push to burn wood for fuel threatens climate goals, scientists warn

by Bob Berwyn, InsideClimate News

The European Union declared this week that it could make deeper greenhouse gas cuts than it has already pledged under the Paris climate agreement. But its scientific advisors warn that the EU’s new renewable energy policy could undermine that goal because it fails to fully account for the climate impacts of burning wood for fuel.

By counting forest biomass, such as wood pellets used in power plants, as carbon-neutral, the new rules could make it impossible for Europe to achieve its climate goals, the European Academy of Sciences Advisory Council (EASAC) wrote in a strongly worded statement.

Read more: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/21062018/forest-biomass-renewable-energy-paris-climate-change-emissions-logging-wood-pellets-electricity?utm_source=InsideClimate+News&utm_campaign=b6c0e7db7b-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_29c928ffb5-b6c0e7db7b-327824881

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