EU ignores science and puts damaging biofuels into Taxonomy

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By Jon Hay
04 Dec 2020

The European Union’s Taxonomy of Sustainable Economic Activities, the cornerstone of its action on sustainable finance, looks set to bless several technologies such as biofuels and hydroelectric power that are not just environmentally questionable but actively harmful, as a result of lobbying by vested interests.

In particular, it will classify as sustainable nearly all forms of bioenergy, perpetuating the dangerous fallacy that the carbon emissions caused when plant matter is burnt do not count. 

Claims that emissions from burning wood, vegetable oil or ethanol do not count as causes of climate change are based ...

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