The clock is ticking as our race to get the world off fossil fuels reaches a frantic sprint towards 2025. Scientists, activists, organizers and academics agree: burning forests for electricity is no solution to the climate crisis. To survive, we must move beyond burning.
We know that wood-burning biomass is dirtier than coal at the smokestack.
The lie: we have been told that forest biomass is made with dead wood, tree tops and branches. The truth: whole trees and forests are being logged to burn in the name of ‘clean energy.’
This misrepresentation of clear climate science reaches new levels of urgency as Canada commits to global climate targets while destroying forests and selling them to be burned abroad.
What's more, the forest biomass industry is growing because it is being subsidized by governments at home and abroad to the tune of billions of dollars a year. It’s a multi-billion dollar distraction that is taking critical funding away from real renewable energy solutions.
At a time when the global community has precious few years to reduce our collective carbon emissions, destroying the most carbon-rich forests left in our world to generate highly polluting energy is criminal at best.
You can plant a tree, you cannot plant a forest.
Sign the petition to demand that the Canadian government stop subsidizing the forest biomass industry and urge other countries to do the same.