Scientists wrestle with effect of converting biomass to coal

The Cholla Power Plant. Photo courtesy of APS

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Is burning biomass made from wood scraps better for the planet than burning coal?

Certainly, it could rescue efforts to restore overgrown Arizona forests if the Arizona Corporation Commission follows through on a proposal to require utilities like Arizona Public Service to generate at least 60 megawatts of power from biomass every year. Advocates say such a mandate is critical to salvaging the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI).

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Source: Payson Roundup

 

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