Discussion over bioenergy not being carbon neutral

Existing targets for biofuels and other forms of bioenergy are based on flawed carbon accounting and should be rethought downwards, preliminary report by a panel of 19 top European scientists shows the bioenergy of being not carbon neutral

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy governance conflicts
Resources industrial waste, household waste, animal waste, agricultural residues, agricultural products, industrial residues, logging residues, fire wood, solid wood
Issues 1 ecological, 2 economical, 3 social, 4 cultural
References http://www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/2011/09/14/bioenergy-not-carbon-neutral
Start date 2009
End date
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests dillemma and doubt regarding the current development of bioenergy in EU which is considered to be not carbon neutral
Barriers for dialogue The European Environmental Bureau (EEB), a federation of more than 140 environment groups, said the opinion confirmed the findings of its 2010 report, “Bioenergy: a Carbon Accounting Time Bomb”.
Forums for dialogue discussion of different possition and verification of alternative resutls on the main sites
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation