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Climate cheese: Menu changes to fight global...

Wed, 04/11/2015
Anywhere from 14-50% of greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture, but its decarbonisation is not on the EU agenda. Here's why and what needs to be done.

Bye, Bye (bad) Biofuels

Mon, 13/04/2015

Europe has turned its back on first generation biofuels and placed the first fo

Scientists highlight carbon risk from Biomass...

Fri, 13/04/2012
On 29 March 2012, BirdLife Europe, the European Environmental Bureau and FERN organized a breakfast event about correct carbon accounting. Several top scientists, amongst whom a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency, told the audience that burning biomass for energy could release more carbon emissions than it saves.

Solar, wind and ocean energy ‘greenest’ for...

Tue, 22/11/2011
Energy from the sun, wind and oceans can be harnessed without harm to Europe’s birds and other wildlife, but European and national governments must step up to the challenge, according to a report released on Tuesday 22 November, in Brussels. Leading conservation body BirdLife Europe has added its voice to call for a renewables revolution to combat climate change.