Bioenergy & Land Use
World leaders commit to investing in critical carbon dioxide removal
Leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week signaled strong support for critical carbon capture technologies.
CATF welcomes Kathy Fallon as Director of Global Land Use and Climate Change
Clean Air Task Force is proud to welcome Kathy Fallon to its team of experts as Director of Global Land Use and Climate Change.
CATF Experts on the IEA’s Net-Zero by 2050 Report
The IEA released a special report on Tuesday that charts the course for the global energy sector to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, marking “an historic inflection point in the global climate solutions debate,” according to Clean Air Task Force Executive Director Armond Cohen, whose full statement you can…
CATF Comments on USDA Ag-Climate Solicitation 2021
CATF input on appropriate approaches to biofuels, biomass power, and methane abatement in response to USDA’s 2021 solicitation for comments on agriculture and climate.
Biofuels, Indirect Land Use Change, and Global Warming Emissions
When the Renewable Fuel Standard, a biofuel consumption mandate, creates demand in the United States for ethanol and biodiesel, the agricultural sector responds by growing more of the crops that can be used to make biofuel—crops like corn and soybeans.
New Study on Building With Wood and Global Climate Change has New England Regional Implications, Part 2
In Part 1 of this blog, we reviewed new research from Churkina et al. (2020) that provides further evidence of the significant climate benefits that could result from an increased use of wood in building construction. Here we look into the in-forest consequences of actively managing New England’s forests for…
New Study on Building With Wood and Global Climate Change has New England Regional Implications, Part 1
A new report from an international team of scientists concludes that managing forests better and using engineered wood products to build tall buildings in urban areas could have a major effect in addressing damaging climate change. (Buildings as a global carbon sink, Churkina, et al). In this two-part blog, we…
CATF Statement on EPA’s Final 2020 RFS Biofuels Requirements
BOSTON, December 19, 2019 – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) regulations today that establish the volume of biofuels that must be blended into the United States’ transportation fuel supply in 2020 (and 2021, for biomass-based diesel fuels). “Today’s rule is more evidence that the RFS…