Green madness: protected forests in Europe felled to meet EU renewable targets 

Ah! the problem is that governments have not passed enough legislation. We must legislate further to burn all Europe’s forests to stop Death Trains and uncontrolled burning. We must ensure that those who are unable to afford electricity or heating cannot cut down trees because that is bad for the environment. 😉

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‘European bioenergy plants do not have to produce evidence that their wood products have been sustainably sourced’ – Guardian reporter. Looks like an open invitation to unscrupulous operators to cheat for profit.
H/T GWPF

Protected forests are being indiscriminately felled across Europe to meet the EU’s renewable energy targets, according to an investigation by the conservation group Birdlife.

Up to 65% of Europe’s renewable output currently comes from bioenergy, involving fuels such as wood pellets and chips, rather than wind and solar power.

Bioenergy fuel is supposed to be harvested from residue such as forest waste but, under current legislation, European bioenergy plants do not have to produce evidence that their wood products have been sustainably sourced.

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