Europe and Central Asia

THE BURNING ISSUE - When bioenergy goes bad

It was supposed to be the best of all worlds: renewable, clean energy from organic matter, residues mostly. But it became (also) land grabbing, nonsensical forest destruction and a festival of national subsidies that have caused more distortions you can think of.

From Russia to Italy, through Germany and Romania, follow our cameramen as they document abuses, malpractice and paradoxes in the production of bioenergy.

In this documentary co-produced by BirdLife Europe and Central Asia and Transport & Environment we expose some of the distortions that have turned a solution... into a problem.

Watch the trailers below or read more about the great con of bioenergy in The Black Book of Energy.

The first private screening of our documentary THE BURNING ISSUE - When bioenergy goes bad took place on Wednesday 8 February at 18h30 at Nova Cinema (rue d’Arenberg 3) in Brussels. Like our Facebook page to get information about future screeenings.