The United Kingdom and Sweden are paving the way for negative emissions from land use
Europe’s biomass problem
Two public reports on land use contribution to climate mitigation have recently been published showing the case for bioenergy as a driver towards a climate-friendly use of land. Bioenergy not only provides direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction by providing renewable and low carbon energy, but also provides economic incentives to land uses enhancing carbon […]
Solving the coal puzzle
Wood-fired power will actually increase emissions over timescales relevant to the Paris Agreement
Revitalization of abandoned agricultural lands in Croatia using the energy crop Miscanthus x giganteus
Europe is on a journey to phase out coal. Fifteen countries have announced an end to coal burning in their power sectors since 2015. This gives a wealth of policy experience to learn from. This report contains insight from 20 experts across 10 countries. Together, the policies suggested fit together to solve the puzzle of […]
For the purpose of Croatian abandoned agricultural areas revitalization, experts from the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb (Prof. Neven Voća, Ph.D., Assist. Prof. Nikola Bilandžija, PhD, Luka Cerovečki, Mag. Ing. Agr., And Prof. Tajana Krička, Ph.D.) have analysed current state and identified the possibilities of introducing miscanthus to these areas. They concluded that biomass […]
The strategic vision of agricultural development in Croatia after 2020: Sub-sector: energy crops
Coal is the most carbon intensive fossil fuel and phasing it out is a key step to achieve the emissions reductions needed to limit global warming to 1.5°C, as enshrined in the Paris Agreement. Most emissions from coal are in the electricity sector and, as we already have the technologies that can replace coal, phase […]
The European Parliament declares climate emergency
On October 11, 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Croatia and the World Bank began joint implementation of the project “Agriculture and Fisheries Development Strategy of the Republic of Croatia 2020”. As part of the project, they recently published a presentation of the Strategic Vision for the Development of the Republic of […]
European Investment Bank drops fossil fuel funding
Commission must ensure all proposals are aligned with 1.5 °C target, and EU should cut emissions by 55% by 2030 to become climate neutral by 2050 with a particular call to reduce global emissions from shipping and aviation.
A step towards greater biomass uptake in Europe
The European Union is to stop funding oil, gas and coal projects at the end of 2021, cutting €2bn (£1.7bn) of yearly investments.
European coal plants forecast to lose €6.6bn in 2019
An EU initiative has successfully tested the usability of miscanthus for biofuel production. The technology used could help realise the full potential of this promising energy crop.
Report says coal-fired power struggling to compete with cheap renewables and gas.