Upcoming Events

International | Environment

no events match your query!

New Events

International

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link An unpleasant truth for Ukrainians is coming to light Sun Aug 07, 2022 15:54 | The Saker
By Batko Milacic for the Saker Blog Ukrainian forces have threatened civilians by setting up bases and operating weapons systems in populated areas, including schools and hospitals, as they battled

offsite link Spies in the Garden: Purging Our Russian, North Korean, Chinese, and Iranian Plants Sun Aug 07, 2022 04:24 | The Saker
by Jim Wehtje for the Saker Blog Dumping Russian vodka is easy, and you can smash the bottles publicly if outrage need be loudly demonstrated. Banning the soft power of

offsite link The United States responded to Griner?s sentence by kidnapping a Russian Sat Aug 06, 2022 18:23 | The Saker
Vinnik faces virtually life imprisonment in the United States source: https://m.vz.ru/society/202... A Russian national, Alexander Vinnik, who now faces more than 50 years in prison, has been arrested in the

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2022/08/06 ? Open Thread Sat Aug 06, 2022 13:30 | herb
2022/08/06 12:30:02Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

offsite link The Decline and Fall of the Western Empire Sat Aug 06, 2022 02:13 | The Saker
By Batiushka for The Saker blog Sometime in the future a learned academic will be writing a weighty tome with the title The Decline and Fall of the Western Empire.

The Saker >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Formal complaint against Robert Watt Anthony

offsite link RTE bias complaint Anthony

offsite link Fergus Finlay and the maternity hospital ‘gotcha’ trap Anthony

offsite link Irish Examiner and fake news Anthony

offsite link Labour Party: The unvarnished truth Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link UN human rights chief calls for priority action ahead of climate summit Sat Oct 30, 2021 17:18 | Human Rights

offsite link 5 Year Anniversary Of Kem Ley?s Death Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:34 | Human Rights

offsite link Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights

offsite link Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Lockdown Skeptics

The Daily Sceptic

offsite link ?If We Get Covid, So Be It?: Cries of Hypocrisy as Australia Allows Covid-Positive Cricketer to Play... Mon Aug 08, 2022 11:19 | Will Jones
Australia's decision to field a Covid-positive cricketer at the Commonwealth Games has sparked claims of hypocrisy given the country's hard line on lockdowns and its decision to deport Novak Djokovic over the vaccine.
The post “If We Get Covid, So Be It”: Cries of Hypocrisy as Australia Allows Covid-Positive Cricketer to Play Despite Deporting Djokovic Over Vaccine appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link The Lessons of New Zealand?s Failed Zero Covid Strategy Must Be Learned Mon Aug 08, 2022 07:00 | Will Jones
"Ultimately, New Zealand?s Zero Covid strategy was immoral, incoherent and a grand failure," writes Stanford Professor of Medicine Dr Jay Bhattacharya.
The post The Lessons of New Zealand’s Failed Zero Covid Strategy Must Be Learned appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link News Round-Up Mon Aug 08, 2022 01:15 | Will Jones
A summary of all the most interesting stories that have appeared about politicians? efforts to control the virus ? and other acts of hubris and folly ? not just in Britain, but around the world.
The post News Round-Up appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link California is Now a Woke Basket Case Whose Rich and Poor Are Fleeing Alike Sun Aug 07, 2022 14:32 | Will Jones
Woke, authoritarian California has become a basket case state where no one (except illegal immigrants, who get showered with freebies) wants to live.
The post California is Now a Woke Basket Case Whose Rich and Poor Are Fleeing Alike appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link The NATO Bombing of Helmand Province Was Not ?Defensive? Sun Aug 07, 2022 10:12 | Noah Carl
It has been claimed that NATO's operation in Afghanistan was "defensive". However, it is unclear how the 2007 bombing of Helmand province, which killed at least 45 Afghan civilians, was in any way "defensive".
The post The NATO Bombing of Helmand Province Was Not ?Defensive? appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

Lockdown Skeptics >>

Forest biomass a ‘false climate solution’

category international | environment | press release author Tuesday March 26, 2019 23:33author by foie - Friends of the Irish Environment Report this post to the editors

Press Release - Friends of the Irish Environment -18th Mar 2019

ARE TREES THE NEW COAL? UN International Day of Forests Documentary Release
UN International Day of Forests on Thursday 21 March

A documentary about the burning of wood at an industrial scale for energy is being released today to coincide with UN International Day of Forests.

"BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal?" tells the story of the accelerating destruction of our forests for fuel.

Once considered ‘sustainable’, environmental groups around the world are now campaigning to end the use of forest biomass for fuel, a practice that produces greater CO2 emissions per unit of heat than coal. The film demonstrates how it also removes the very forests that can help us scrub the atmosphere - while damaging air quality and leading to premature deaths worldwide.

Ireland is one of seven countries where environmentalists have brought an action in the European Court of Justice to have forest biomass removed from the definition of renewable fuels. Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Finland, and Slovakia and the United States have also provided plaintiffs. At issue is whether the European Union’s 2018 revised Renewable Energy Directive illegally treats forest biomass as a renewable fuel by not counting CO2 emissions from burning wood fuels.

The EU legal action cites Ireland’s decision to subsidise the life of our three peat powered electricity plants by using 1/3rd biomass as fuel as an example of the damaging effects of the Renewable Energy Directive.

‘That forest biomass is a ‘false climate solution’ is one hard message to get across’, explains Tony Lowes of Friends of the Irish Environment, who represents Ireland in the EU litigation. ‘There is an automatic assumption that trees will regrow and that the fuel is in some way ‘green’. It’s very hard for people to get their head around the fact that the world’s scientists have shown that biomass produces approximately 50 percent more CO2 pollution per unit of energy than coal. It makes no sense to transfer millions of tons of forest carbon directly into the atmosphere right when forest carbon storage is needed most.’

Timed to coincide with the UN International Day of Forests on Thursday 21 March, the 30-minute version of the feature-length film is being promoted by US and international environmental organizations ‘as part of a grassroots campaign to expose the biomass electric power industry’s destructive forest, energy, and climate practices,’ according to the USA producers, Marlboro Productions in Vermont.

Documentary Link
For information about the documentary see: www.burnedthemovie.com
For streaming and broadcast information see: https://www.linktv.org/shows/burned-are-trees-the-new-coal
Marlboro Productions, Marlboro, VT
Chris Hardee, Associate Producer
email: crhardee@myfairpoint.net, cell: 603-762-2010

EU Biomass Legal Case
http://eubiomasscase.org/the-case/
Mary S. Booth, PhD | Director, Partnership for Policy Integrity | mbooth@pfpi.net
landline: 413-253-3256 | mobile: 917-885-2573 |

EU Biomass Legal Case Ireland
Tony Lowes, Director, Friends of the Irish Environment
Landline: Int +353 (0)27 74771
Int +353 (0)87 2176316
http://eubiomasscase.org/ireland/
admin@friendsoftheirishenvironment.org

author by Crazy Catpublication date Wed May 06, 2020 16:54author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Michael Moore's Rumble Media, directed by Jeff Gibbs.

https://planetofthehumans.com/

author by Crazy Catpublication date Tue May 12, 2020 10:33author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Better add this article from George Monbiot:

https://www.monbiot.com/2020/05/11/michael-and-me/

 
© 2001-2022 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy