Leadership Insights

Inspiration from the industry’s experts

Analysis, research and opinions from Enviva’s senior leaders to share knowledge, inspire engagement, and broaden the dialogue around forests and climate.

Enviva at COP26 | Taking Bold Action to Decarbonize the Energy Sector

“We can’t regulate our way out of climate change. We can’t ‘goal’ our way to ‘net-zero.’ We can’t science-paper our way to a low-carbon future. Change depends on industry and we are very proud to be leading this effort in jurisdictions around the world.” Tune in as Enviva Chairman and CEO John Keppler joins the World Bioenergy Association Blue Zone panel at COP26 to discuss the critical role of biomass in the path to net-zero.

Watch the panel here.

November 9, 2021

Jens Wolf on what industries will benefit most from the use of sustainable bioenergy

Ahead of the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2021, Climate Action caught up with Jens Wolf, Vice President, General Manager Europe at Enviva, to discuss what industries will benefit most from the use of sustainable bioenergy.

Read more in Climate Action.

November 1, 2021

Why U.S. Climate Policy Should Follow Europe’s Lead on Renewable Wood Energy

If bioenergy represents only a small percentage of energy and heat consumption in the energy mix today, why does it matter? Wood energy is not a panacea – but it is a key part of the solution. One that is backed by science, embraced by climate leaders around the world and supported by Democrats and Republicans across this country.

Read more in Morning Consult.

August 20, 2021

Five Strategies To Make The Transition To Net Zero Today

At Enviva, we made a bold step this year and announced our commitment to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in our operations by 2030, 20 years ahead of the date set by the Paris Climate Agreement. To achieve brazen results, urgent, aggressive actions must be taken — and when it comes to climate, the clock is ticking.

Read more in Forbes.

July 26, 2021

Embracing Our Values

In this note written by Don Calloway, Enviva’s Vice President, Equity, Inclusion & Impact, to our workforce, Don shares his personal perspectives on working at Enviva, growing up in the rural Southeast U.S., and how we can all work together to achieve our mission and build a more equitable and inclusive future in the communities where we live and work.

July 13, 2021

Negative emissions can unlock the era of net-zero

As the world begins to realize the true potential of sustainably sourced biomass, industries with carbon-intense production processes, such as aviation, plastics, cement, and steel, are starting to look to utilize this sustainable fuel to help accelerate their decarbonization. To permanently unlock a greener future for all, the use of negative emissions technologies will be pivotal – it is the key to achieving net-zero worldwide.

Read more here.

July 9, 2021

An Exporter’s View of International Trade: John Keppler chats with VEDP

Virginia Economic Development Partnership President and CEO Stephen Moret spoke with Enviva Chairman and CEO John Keppler about the company’s unique export profile, our commitment to sustainable forestry practices and the quest to get to net zero carbon emissions by 2030. Read the accompanying article here.

Podcast: https://vedp.podbean.com/e/an-exporter-s-view-of-international-trade-a-conversation-with-john-keppler/
Print: https://issuu.com/vedpvirginia/docs/vedp_q221_issuu/12

June 23, 2021

NYSE Floor Talk | Enviva

“The role for baseload, dispatchable power based on renewable resources is critical to our efforts to decarbonize the overall energy sector, and that’s why biomass and wood pellets play such an important role.” Tune in as Enviva Chairman and CEO John Keppler talks with NYSE Floor Talk host Judy Shaw about how sustainable wood pellets provide an alternative to fossil fuels.

May 27, 2021

Biomass: An Enabler and Cheaper Option for Other Renewables

The cheapest way of decarbonizing power and heat grids is through a variety of variable renewable energy technologies like solar and wind as well as firm dispatchable, always-on resources like biomass. Read more from Jens Wolf, Enviva’s Vice President, Commercial and General Manager, Europe, in Energy Voice.

May 4, 2021

How to Leverage Green Heat for a Green Recovery

Presently, sustainably sourced biomass is the only reliable, dispatchable, renewable fuel on the market that is readily available today and can re-place fossil fuels for both power and heat generation. Read more from Jens Wolf, Enviva’s Vice President, Commercial and General Manager, Europe, in Energy Live News.

April 28, 2021

John Keppler (Forbes)

Tackling Climate Change At Home And Abroad

Every pathway to meeting decarbonization goals depends on replacing fossil fuels with renewable alternatives like bioenergy. Enviva Chairman and CEO John Keppler dives in with the Forbes Business Council.

April 19, 2021

U.S. Bioenergy Industry Is Fueling the EU’s Low Carbon Transition

In this episode of the Sustainable Finance Podcast, Jens Wolf, Enviva’s Vice President, Commercial and General Manager, Europe, explains how the U.S. has a promising opportunity to provide low-carbon renewable energy and heat solutions to enable the transition to a net-zero economy, as targeted by the E.U. and UK.

March 28, 2021

Supply and Demand and Sustainably Sourced Biomass

Dr. Jennifer Jenkins, Enviva’s Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer, kicked off the 2021 International Biomass Conference & Expo with a keynote address focused on biomass sustainability. Watch the full presentation here.

March 24, 2021

Clean Energy Summit: Leading the Renewables Surge in Europe

Thomas Meth, Enviva’s co-founder and Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, shared his insights at the session “Leading the Renewables Surge in Europe” at the Clean Energy Summit. Watch the full session here.

March 23, 2021

Sustainable Sourcing & Alabama Forests

Jennifer Jenkins, Enviva’s Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, digs into the “grow more trees” part of our mission and explains sustainable sourcing for good biomass in an article printed in the Spring Issue of the AL Forestry Association’s magazine, “Alabama Forests.” Read more here.

March 8, 2021

Enviva’s CEO on Why COP26 May Kick Off the Decarbonisation of Heavy Industries

As nations around the world gear up for the COP26 summit and more companies announce their goals to reduce their carbon emissions to net zero, fighting climate change requires an all-in effort that leverages technology and transparency to decarbonize energy, heat, and other industries at a global scale. Read the full interview with Enviva’s Chairman and CEO John Keppler in London’s City A.M.

February 26, 2021

2021 Outlook Bioenergy

“Biomass represents a prime solution to complement the intermittency of wind and solar” — Enviva’s Vice President, Commercial, and EU General Manager Jens Wolf talks with Bioenergy Insight about his 2021 forecast for renewable energy and climate change trends. Read more here.

February 15, 2021

Entrepreneurship in the U.S. with Thomas Meth, Co-Founder of Enviva LP

In this episode of Advantage Austria’s Sound of Business, Enviva’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing and co-founder Thomas Meth offers his insights on what it takes to run a successful renewable energy company, sharing Enviva’s journey from start-up to becoming the world’s leading supplier of sustainable wood pellets to customers around the world.

February 8, 2021

Forecasting the 2021 Renewable Energy Landscape

Over the last year, we’ve seen the share in demand for renewable energy rise as the demand for traditional power, based on fossil fuels such as coal, has dropped. In 2021, we expect to see one of the most pressing issues of our time – climate change – finally gets the attention and dedication it deserves.

Read more here from Jens Wolf, Enviva’s Vice President, Commercial and General Manager, Europe.

January 29, 2021

The POWER Interview: Climate Change and Renewable Energy in 2021

To kick off 2021, POWER talked with Jens Wolf, Vice President Commercial and General Manager Europe, about his predictions and forecasts on everything from renewable energy trends, to the impact of COVID-19, to coming climate change policies and emerging technologies in the new year.

Read more here.

January 29, 2021

Enviva’s CEO on Biomass, Climate Change and Pandemic Challenges

As climate change efforts and environmental considerations are increasingly an integral part of any mature investment strategy, investors turn more and more to providers of alternative energies. One of those solutions is biomass energy. Read the full interview with Enviva Chairman and CEO John Keppler in City A.M., London’s most-read financial and business newspaper.

December 7, 2020

Energy Transition: In Conversation with John Keppler, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Enviva

Enviva Chairman and CEO John Keppler sat down with Reuters as part of its Energy Transition Europe event to discuss what our sustainable future looks like using biomass, how COVID-19 has impacted climate change efforts, biomass carbon neutrality, and the future of carbon storage.

Read the story here.

October 30, 2020

Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment (WCEE) Executive Series – A Conversation with Jen Jenkins of Enviva

As part of WCEE’s Virtual Executive Series with top leaders in the energy and environmental space, Dr. Jenkins shares lessons learned during her career, which has taken her from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Forest Service to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (a position that earned her the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize) — and now to Enviva, a publicly traded company on a mission to displace coal, grow more trees, and fight climate change.

View the WCEE’s Executive Series here.

October 23, 2020

New EU climate targets open way for more sustainably produced
biomass

The proposal set forth last week by the European Commission to speed up the EU’s transition to a carbon-neutral economy marks an important moment in Europe’s global leadership on climate action. As the world’s largest producer of sustainable biomass, which is also the EU’s largest single source of renewable energy, Enviva applauds the Commission’s bold vision, in particular, its plan to “increase the use of sustainably produced biomass.” In order to meet this challenge, a smart, consistent regulatory environment is necessary. Read more from Jens Wolf, Enviva’s Vice President, Commercial and General Manager, Europe

September 24, 2020

Biomass: From Controversy to Solution – Redefining Energy podcast

Enviva’s Jens Wolf, Vice President Commercial and General Manager Europe, joined the Redefining Energy podcast to discuss the prospects of biomass in Germany, especially in the district heating sector with old CHP (Combined Heat and Power) plants in the center of large central and northern European Cities.

September 15, 2020

Sustainability and Transparency – How Can Renewable Energy from Biomass Benefit from Both?

In the September edition of the Talking OTC Commodities podcast, Enviva’s Justin Tait, Manager of Sustainability, Europe, discusses the aspects of sustainability and transparency in relation to Biomass with EEX Group’s Robert Seehawer and Ørsted’s Daniel Kjerrström. Together they explore Biomass criticism, market requirements for the potential of Biomass as a commodity, and how to sustainably integrate Biomass into the mix of renewable energy resources.

September 12, 2020

Harvest Does Not Equal Deforestation

Bioenergy Insight caught up with Dr Jenkins to discuss the impact of COVID-19, anti-biomass campaigns and the role of bioenergy in a low-carbon future.

September 7, 2020

The Environmental Impact of Wood Pellet Electricity

Today we are pleased to share a new piece of peer-reviewed research conducted by the team at Boundless Impact Investing, an independent research firm specializing in climate analytics for investors.

Read more here.

July 16, 2020

Seeing the Forest: Sustainable Wood Bioenergy in the Southeast United States

As explored in our white paper, this webinar examines the sustainability, scientific, and economic principles – and controversies – pertaining to the biomass industry in the U.S. Southeast. Our goal is to find common ground on approaches and policies that can protect forest sinks while decarbonizing the energy sector.

May 20, 2020

Seeing the Forest

May 6, 2020

Advancing Diversity in the Boardroom
By Janet Wong, Enviva Audit Committee Chair and Independent Board Member

Minority women are responsible for 40% of consumer spending in the U.S., but they make up only 2% of corporate board membership. Wong, an Enviva Board Member and retired partner with KPMG, works with numerous high powered gender and minority focused nonprofits to advocate for bringing more diversity into the boardroom.

May 5, 2020

Enviva’s Wood Pellets: A Low Carbon,
Renewable Solution
By John Keppler, Chairman and CEO

How 3.5 million metric tons of sustainable wood pellets allow heat generators and power producers to reduce their carbon footprint by up to 85% on a lifecycle basis and help meet their renewable energy generation goals. Enviva has generated an annualized total return to unitholders of about 24% since its initial public offering in 2015 and just this week reaffirmed its full-year distribution guidance in a COVID-19 environment.

April 1, 2020

How Renewable Wood Energy Can Help Solve the Climate Crisis
By John Keppler, Chairman and CEO

As climate change and global warming become more urgent, leaders around the globe are exploring new ways to solve the challenge of delivering secure, affordable, and sustainable energy. We need solutions available today – solutions like sustainable wood bioenergy.

March 10, 2020

The Future of Biomass
By Thomas Meth, Executive Vice President,
Sales & Marketing

When the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine, we do need energy, and we need energy coming from sources that are available with a very low carbon footprint. That is biomass.

October 24, 2019