Environmental sustainability of energy generation from forest biomass

Natural disturbances such as windstorms and insects are increasingly affecting European forests. ©catalby, GettyImages

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A new JRC report on the use of woody biomass for energy production in the EU shows the need to recognise that sustainability of bioenergy remains a complex issue with no one-size-fits-all answers, but that win-win and lose-lose forest management pathways for climate and biodiversity exist.

Bioenergy sits at the nexus of two of the main environmental crises of the 21st century: biodiversity and climate emergencies.

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Source: European Commission

 

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