Conservationists alarmed by parliamentary compromise over woody biomass

The European Parliament’s three largest groups have struck a deal on the role of forests in meeting EU renewable energy targets ahead of a key vote this week, but green groups have warned it could still incentivise unsustainable logging.

by Robert Hodgson
A log pile in Grosskunitz, Germany, August 2022. MEPs are attempting to further limit the kinds of woody biomass to support through the Renewable Energy Directive. Photo: Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty Images
A log pile in Grosskunitz, Germany, August 2022. MEPs are attempting to further limit the kinds of woody biomass to support through the Renewable Energy Directive. Photo: Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty Images

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