Clear Cut: Burning Forests for Energy Doesn’t Stack Up
Speaker: Bob Musil, President & CEO, Rachel Carson Council
Wood pellets! This fast-growing, but little-known source of energy has flourished in the past two decades. With tax-breaks and subsidies, corporations in the United States clear-cut forests and produce industrial scale wood pellets. They then ship their product to Europe and the UK to be burned in former coal-fired utilities. What is the result –do wood pellets stack up as a renewable energy source? This lecture provides data to argue that the result is worse than coal and is exacerbating the climate crisis.