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Forests - Burning for Energy a Bad Idea:


Written in World Issues: 10/18/13, 11:33:01 by jonathan  | Print article  | View all categories.
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Bad Idea: Burning Forests
for Energy
In their relentless quest for fuel, energy companies are now clearcutting native forests, grinding up whole trees into chips and pellets and then burning them to produce electricity. Enviva, the South's largest wood-pellet manufacturer, is supplying the Europe-based Drax Group as well as Dominion Power, a Virginia-based utility. Burning trees for energy not only destroys hardwood forests and wildlife habitat, it also creates more carbon pollution than coal, gas and oil. Tell these companies to stop destroying our forests and to choose renewable energy instead.
Source NRDC BioGems