Biofuelwatch works to raise awareness of the negative impacts of industrial biofuels and bioenergy on biodiversity, human rights, food sovereignty and climate change. Based in UK and US, we work with national and international partners to expose and oppose the social and environmental damages resulting from bioenergy-driven increased demand for industrial agriculture and forestry monocultures.
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Biofuelwatch Training Event


On the 15th of November 2014 Biofuelwatch held a training session for volunteers in London.

Almuth Ernsting, founding co-director of Biofuelwatch started with an overview of bio-energy. She showed why it is not possible to have sustainable large-scale bio-energy. Photosynthesis is only 1-4% efficient at converting solar energy to useable plant energy and more →

GE Trees: Columbus Day and the Colonization of Land, Trees and Genes

Photo credit Orin Langelle

Huffington Post article by Rachel Smolker

I spent the past several days participating in the Indigenous Environmental Network Campaign to Stop GE Trees Action Camp in the Qualla Boundary, homelands of the Eastern Band Cherokee in North Carolina. Participants included members of tribes across the Southeast, who came to learn more →

50,000+ messages to UK minister and EU Commissioners to Save our Southern Forests

Boat and SOS banner

During a ‘National Day of Action to Save our Southern Forests’ more that 50,000 US citizens delivered messages to the UK Energy Minister Ed Davey requesting him to end the destruction of forests in the southern US caused by misguided renewable energy policies and subsidies in the UK which are driving the exponential growth of more →

Palawan: Resistance to oil palm plantations continues

Members of the Coalition Against Land Grabbing

On the Philippine island Palawan, local resistance against oil palm plantations is continuing and strengthening: Over 4,200 individuals from local communities affected by palm oil have signed a petition calling for a moratorium on the expansion of oil palm plantations. The petition has been presented to the Vice-Governor by the recently established Coalition Against more →