Environmental NGOs tag team against biomass and biofuels in REDII

October 5, 2017 |

In Belgium, environmental groups including WWF Europe, Oxfam, BirdLife Europe and Transport & Environment are hitting out at the proposed Renewable Energy Directive II’s continued support of biomass power where member state governments are allowed unlimited support of co-firing trees and crops at coal-fired power plants, calling it “burning taxpayers’ money” as well as the use of crops for liquid biofuels. They say more stringent sustainability criteria are required to fight global warming and ensure responsible resource use.

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