bioenergy

Pruitt’s parting shot: a Clean Power Plan that will actually increase CO2 emissions

Co-firing biomass with coal will increase emissions, decrease power plant efficiency, and increase forest destruction, to boot.

Air Pollution, All posts, Biomass basics, Carbon emissions, Coal, US Federal Policy, US Work

New Study: Biomass Energy Has Big Climate Impact Even Under Best Case Scenario

Burning wood for power undermines efforts to reduce greenhouse emissions, even under industry best-case scenarios.

All posts, Biomass basics, Carbon emissions, Reports, Science/Analysis

Dispelling the myth of clean, green biomass power

How did something that emits so much conventional pollution, and more greenhouse gases than coal, come to be incentivized as “green” energy?

Air Pollution, All posts, Announcements, Biomass basics, Carbon emissions, Forests