EASAC2017: Don’t burn whole trees for bioenergy

Last Updated on November 3, 2021 by admin

The EASAC is an advisory board to the EU, organized by the academies of science of all the EU countries. In this report, the EASAC looks at the functions of the forest and the conflicts of interest around it. They go through the research on forest bioenergy and recommend that whole trees not be used for bioenergy, because it has negative climate impacts. A follow-up report from 2019 which looks at new research draws the same conclusion.