Not the “clean energy” we had in mind


What does “renewable energy” policy in Manchester, England and Lithonia, Georgia, have in common?  Here’s what: authorities in both communities are promoting polluting, high-emissions biomass power as “clean” energy, even though air pollution in both communities is already at unhealthy levels.  Both facilities would burn construction and demolition wood, meaning that not only will they emit particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, and carbon monoxide at the same or  higher levels than a coal plant, but they’ll emit heavy metals like arsenic and cadmium, too. PFPI created a factsheet to provide information on the “Green Energy Partners” biomass plant, and submitted a letter to permitting authorities on the Peel Energy biomass plant proposed near Manchester, England.

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