No Leith Biomass Plant

What can I do? Click the blue button to sign the 2012 Petition, to persuade MSPs to oppose subsidising big biomass in Scotand

Global Concerns

The European Union has just launched a consultation on the sustainability of biomass for energy production.

Large scale biomass for energy production is not sustainable: the demand for wood supplies to feed the rapidly increasing number of biomass plants in the west cannot be met by suitable supply.

Forth Energy’s stated aim of using only certified renewable wood cannot be assured, as organised crime and illegal logging are rife, and ‘policing’ of certified sources is weak.

Globally, the rush to biomass is emerging as a major cause of land-grabbing and deforestation leading to flooding risks, evictions of indigenous people, human rights abuses, and threats to wildlife habitats and fragile ecosystems.