Draft Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Amendment (Native Forest Bio-material) Regulation 2013

Draft Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Amendment (Native Forest Bio-material) Regulation 2013 – EDO NSW submission

August 2013 – Download PDF

EDO NSW does not support the Draft Regulation. We submit that native forest bio-material should not be made available for burning to generate electricity, or considered a ‘renewable energy’ source, for a number of reasons, which are detailed in our submission under the following themes:

  1. Definitional issues
  2. Limited information provided on the changes
  3. The ecological impacts of removing biomass
  4. Greenhouse gas emissions and carbon storage
  5. Impacts on air and water quality
  6. Creation of market demand and incentives for burning native forest biomass
  7. Compliance and the changing policy context

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