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Solar panels could help solve the climate crisis - as long as they don't harm habitats © unspash

New global guidelines: a nature-friendly...

Wed, 24/02/2021
BirdLife has joined forces with big voices in the conservation and energy sectors to develop a new set of global renewable energy guidelines. These best-practice steps outline how to keep nature safe as the world moves to more sustainable energy sources.

It’s time to redesign Europe’s renewable energy...

Wed, 10/02/2016
By 2030, a third of the EU’s energy should come from renewable resources. But this may not automatically make it ‘greener’.

Will the EU's Energy Union prevent a climate...

Thu, 19/11/2015
It all depends on investment, clear planning, and the political and industrial will to do the right thing.

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.