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  • Burn Wood to Save the Climate? In a Word: No.

    biomass_03From Robert McClure for InvestigateWest and The Tyee, of British Columbia Canada, an investigation of the green energy claims from backers of burning “biomass” for fuel. In theory, the plants and trees burned are renewable, and therefore “green” as a source of energy. ┬áBut the smoke produced clouds the sunny portrait of a carbon-neutral alternative.

    Photo credit: Paul Joseph Brown/ecosystemphoto.com

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