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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Biofuewatch briefing about the White Rose “CCS” project

The White Rose “CCS” project: Why it may never capture carbon and why public subsidies should not be spent on Drax’s new “White Elephant” coal power plant


The White Rose Project by Drax, Alstom and BOC is a new coal power station (possibly to be co-fired with biomass) next to Drax’s more →

#axedrax: not forests, communities or the climate! Drax AGM protest April 2015


Drax is the largest coal-fired power station and single biggest carbon emitter in the UK, and is now also the biggest biomass power station in the world. In return for trashing forests and digging up communities, Drax is receiving massive subsidies when it should have been closed down years ago. Join us in more →

Tell the Department of Energy: No Genetically Engineered Trees or Crops for Biofuels in the Southeast!


The Department of Energy (DOE) has released a Programmatic draft Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) to determine whether to visit web site use $36 million of very good site taxpayer money to test genetically engineered (GE) and hybrid crops in the Southeastern US for bioenergy. The DOE believes without this government funding, production of liquid biofuels and biomass will not increase more →

Open Letter to European Parliament Calls for an End to Destructive Biofuels Policies

Credit: Achmad Rabin Taim

Almost 200 civil society groups around the world have published an open letter to the European Parliament, ahead of a vote on important reforms to EU biofuels policy. The letter calls on Parliamentarians to take action to restrict Europe’s demand for biofuels. Without urgent action, the EU’s biofuel demand will continue to force more →