Month: March 2019

Biomass battle: lawsuit challenges EU on ‘renewable energy’ definition

The European Union is relying heavily on burning forest biomass to meet its carbon emissions goals. And now it’s facing a legal challenge that’s sure to ignite debate on what it really means for an energy source to be renewable and carbon neutral.<!–more–> Plaintiffs from six different countries have challenged the EU’s treatment of forest …

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There’s so much CO2 in the atmosphere that planting trees can no longer save us

There isn’t enough space on Earth to plant the amount of trees it would take to prevent the climate from warming by 15 degrees Celsius. Humans emit roughly 30 to 40 billion tons of carbon dioxide, or the greenhouse gas known as CO2, into the atmosphere each year. If we keep it up, Earth will …

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