Stop Burning American Forests

Our forests are being chopped down and turned into wood pellets for burning in European power plants to produce electricity.

Burning trees to produce electricity creates more carbon pollution than fossil fuels. It worsens the impacts of the climate crisis, it produces air pollution that is dangerous for human health, and it destroys habitats for wildlife.

Instead of subsidizing and incentivizing dirty energy, the European Union should be meeting its zero-emissions target goals by investing in clean and renewable sources of energy, like solar and wind.

Send a message to policymakers in the European Union and call on them to stop burning trees from American forests to produce electricity.

Our forests are being chopped down and turned into wood pellets for burning in power plants in Europe to produce carbon-polluting electricity which worsens the climate crisis. Send a message to policymakers in the European Union and call on them to stop burning trees from American forests to produce electricity.

American forests are not fuel

Dear Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans and Member States of the European Union,

American forests are being chopped down and turned into wood pellets for burning in European power plants to produce electricity. Forests are one of our best tools for fighting climate change and one of our best defenses against its impact.

Burning trees to produce electricity creates more carbon pollution than fossil fuels. It worsens the impacts of the climate crisis, it produces air pollution that is dangerous for human health, and it destroys habitats for wildlife.

European Union policymakers and Member States must:

* End subsidies and other incentives for burning forest wood and redirect this critical support to energy efficiency and low-emissions renewable energy sources like solar and wind
* Exclude energy generated from burning forest wood from counting toward renewable energy targets
* Prioritize forest protection and restoration and ensure that all European Union policies safeguard our health, the climate, and biodiversity.

Sincerely,

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