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Energiewende: Stoppt den Bioenergie-Wahnsinn

Energiewende: Stoppt den Bioenergie-Wahnsinn | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
Kraftstoffe vom Acker können den Klimawandel nicht aufhalten. Sie verschärfen stattdessen das globale Hungerproblem, attestiert nun die Nationale Wissenschaftsakademie.

 

A comprehensive new study published by the German National Academy of Sciences concludes that "Germany should not focus on Bioenergy to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels and GHG emissions". Germany's Die Zeit has an excellent summary of this interesting "Bioenergy – chances and limits" study.

 

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Biomass 'insanity' may threaten EU carbon targets

Biomass 'insanity' may threaten EU carbon targets | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
The EU’s emissions reduction target for 2020 could be facing an unlikely but grave obstacle, according to a growing number of scientists, EU officials and NGOs: the contribution of biomass to the EU’s renewable energy objectives for 2020.

 

Interesting EurActiv article questioning the "carbon neutrality" of biomass and EU targets for renewable energy

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