Burning biomass for electricity?

Here’s a link to a CBC article on a recently released report I wrote on the carbon emissions and biodiversity impacts of forest biomass energy in eastern Canada.  In short, burning trees to heat buildings can reduce carbon emissions, while burning trees for electricity can increase emissions for decades.  Because biomass cutting can lead to removal of almost all woody material from a site, the impact on biodiversity can be devastating.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/ns-biomass-burning-questioned-in-report-1.3376690

 

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