Serious mismatches continue between science and policy in forest bioenergy

  title={Serious mismatches continue between science and policy in forest bioenergy},
  author={Michael Norton and Andr{\'a}s B{\'a}ldi and Vicas Buda and Bruno Carli and Pavel Cudl{\'i}n and Mike B. Jones and Atte Korhola and Rajmund Michalski and Francisco Garc{\'i}a Novo and Július Oszlányi and Filpe Duarte Santos and Bernhard Schink and John G Shepherd and Louise E M Vet and Lars Wall{\o}e and Anders Wijkman},
  journal={GCB Bioenergy},
  pages={1256 - 1263}
In recent years, the production of pellets derived from forestry biomass to replace coal for electricity generation has been increasing, with over 10 million tonnes traded internationally—primarily between United States and Europe but with an increasing trend to Asia. Critical to this trade is the classification of woody biomass as ‘renewable energy’ and thus eligible for public subsidies. However, much scientific study on the net effect of this trend suggests that it is having the opposite… 
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