The usual method for assessing the costs of energy generating technologies misses out their impact on the wider system This impact is passed on to consumers on their bills, but it's being ignored … [Read more...] about How we can help cut energy bills
The Guardian has reported that BEIS intends to commission a report into the costs of energy. Although not yet confirmed by BEIS, it would be a surprise, and the House of Lords has done something … [Read more...] about Are we getting the sums wrong on renewables?
A new report from Forest2Market says industrial demand for wood products leads to forest growth. Forest-dependent industries, including lumber for construction and furniture, pulp for paper and … [Read more...] about Increased demand boosts forests, say forest analysts
Responsible forestry sits at the centre of sustainable biomass. The role of biomass in reducing carbon emissions depends on us being able to manage the carbon stock of the forest (or other supply … [Read more...] about Soil carbon: keeping the pedosphere healthy
We can use home-grown bioenergy to boost the supply of secure, low-cost, low-carbon energy. That’s the conclusion of the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), a public-private partnership which aims to … [Read more...] about ETI report: boost rural land use AND energy security
“An enormous amount of nonsense” has been told about bio-energy, says André Faaij, scientific director of Energy Academy Europe and professor Energy Systems Analysis at the University of Groningen in … [Read more...] about Leading scientist: “So much nonsense has been told – high time for the real story”