Communities and biodiversity under threat from Europe's bioenergy boom

Picture: Winnie Overbeek

Nov 13, 2013

Biofuelwatch's new report looks at the current impacts of the UK's demand for biomass industry on forests and communities worldwide. Although the focus is on UK demand, it is relevant for large- scale biomass electricity anywhere.

The report includes a case study by authors from the Brazilian organisation Cepedes and World Rainforest Movement about land-grabbing and deforestation for wood pellet production for European power stations. It includes the current impacts in the southern US and Portugal as well as within the UK.

Download the report here:

http://www.biofuelwatch.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Suzano-report-joint-PR.pdf