Biomass Issue Brief
Biomass, the oldest form of renewable energy, has been used for thousands of years. Its relative share of use has declined with the emergence of fossil fuels to some 13% of the world’s primary energy supply worldwide. This brief outlines the sustainability issues associated with biomass: its carbon neutrality, its use in heat and power generation, its use in biofuels, and its future. Also available in Portuguese.
2006, 8 pages