Is energy cropping in Europe compatible with biodiversity? – Opportunities and threats to biodiversity from land-based production of biomass for bioenergy purposes

@inproceedings{Pedroli2013IsEC,
  title={Is energy cropping in Europe compatible with biodiversity? – Opportunities and threats to biodiversity from land-based production of biomass for bioenergy purposes},
  author={Bas Pedroli and Berien Elbersen and Pia Frederiksen and Ulf Grandin and Raimo Heikkil{\"a} and Paul Henning Krogh and Zita Izakovi{\vc}ov{\'a} and Anders Johansen and Linda Meiresonne and J. H. Spijker},
  year={2013}
}
Based on literature and six country studies (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Sweden, Slovakia) this paper discusses the compatibility of the EU 2020 targets for renewable energy with conservation of biodiversity. We conclude that increased demand for biomass for bioenergy purposes may lead to a continued conversion of valuable habitats into productive lands and to intensification, which both have negative effects on biodiversity. On the other hand, increased demand for biomass also… CONTINUE READING

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