Burning Wood Can Be a Clean Source of Power After All

A logger walks along stacked logs after feeding wood into a chipper to be sent as biomass fuel to ReEnergy in Brunswick, Maine. Photographer: Whitney Hayward/Portland Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

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A new study shows high demand for biomass power could lead to better forest management.

Burning large amounts of wood from forests can cut greenhouse gas pollution—but only alongside policies that encourage new trees to quickly absorb carbon dioxide.

That’s the conclusion of new research published in Science Advances, which seeks to counter the prevailing view that biomass can worsen climate change.

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Source: Bloomberg

 

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