Leadership Insights

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

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
By Jens Wolf, Enviva Vice President Commercial and
General Manager Europe

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.

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