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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr Alessandro Agostini on burning wood as renewable energy

Interview with Dr Alessandro Agostini, researcher at the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) According to a Joint Research Centre (JRC) publication, the global production of wood pellets reached 29 million tonnes in 2016, of which more than 50% was produced in the EU. Why is burning forest biomass ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Prof Michael Norton on burning wood as renewable energy

Interview with Professor Michael Norton, Environment Programme Director at the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) and Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Shinshu University and Tohoku University. According to a Joint Research Centre (JRC) publication, the global production of wood pellets reached 29 million tonnes in 2016, of which more than 50% was produced ...

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Is burning wood really a form of renewable energy?

Over the last few decades, we have been presented with various possibilities for producing cleaner forms of energy. Recently, the climate change crisis has forced national governments, international institutions and organisations to develop programmes to reduce our pollution of the environment. The main question that has arisen is: How can we respond to the increasing ...

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The European Commission’s opinion: Interview with Tim McPhie on burning wood as renewable energy

Interview with Tim McPhie, (European Commission spokesperson service) to questions related to the use of biomass in the Renewable Energy Directive Is wood a form of renewable energy from the perspective of the European Commission? Biomass from forestry, agriculture and organic waste is the main source of renewable energy in the EU, accounting for over ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr Jacopo Giuntoli on burning wood as renewable energy

Interview with Dr Jacopo Giuntoli, sustainability scientist, life cycle assessment expert and EU bioeconomy researcher, that is collaborating with the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. Several Joint Research Centre (JRC) researchers, along with scientists from the European Environment Agency’s Scientific Committee, have stated that burning wood would have a larger impact on the ...