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Forest Bioenergy Industry Threatens Our Most Biologically Diverse Natural Forests

December 18, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

Forest Bioenergy and Habitats

A new report commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation and Southern Environmental Law Center finds that exploding demand for wood as fuel in large power plants, driven by government incentives both here and in Europe, threatens some of the most biologically diverse forests in the world.[read more]

EU Commission & Parliament focus on biodiversity and how business can help preserve it

July 15, 2010 by PaulB

Brussels, 13 July 2010.  A new report funded by the European Commission makes a strong case for integrating biodiversity into private sector business plans and core activities around the globe. The report reveals considerable recent growth in eco-certified products and services, growing consumer concerns for sustainable production,...[read more]

Biodiversity conservation in biofuel production areas

May 11, 2010 by PaulB

This new article by Robert Fletcher of the University of Florida and the co-authors mentioned in the citation below addresses the unclear effects of increasing biofuel production on biodiversity in the land areas devoted to such crop production. In addition to well documented analysis, this article also provides recommendations for...[read more]

Assessing Biofuel Crop Invasiveness: A Case Study

May 9, 2010 by PaulB

There is widespread interest in biofuel crops as a solution to the world’s energy needs, particularly in light of concerns over greenhouse-gas emissions. Despite reservations about their adverse environmental impacts, no attempt has been made to quantify actual, relative or potential invasiveness of terrestrial biofuel crops at an...[read more]