Wood burning power plants may hurt gl...

Wood burning power plants may hurt global warming fight

There are 1 comment on the Boston.com story from Aug 3, 2013, titled Wood burning power plants may hurt global warming fight. In it, Boston.com reports that:

Burning wood to generate electricity can be worse for global warming than burning coal, according to a Massachusetts-sponsored study released yesterday.

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Toronto, Canada

#1 Aug 5, 2013
Wood burning power plants make sense if the rate of use is SUSTAINABLE (burn no more than is incorporated in the forests used for the wood).

That is obvious. And this cycle would put NO new carbon into the air (unlike coal).

An 'exploitive' burning of more wood than is grown would NOT.

But the legislation does NOT distinguish between the two cases. THAT is the problem.

The fact that coal is a DENSER energy source (less CO2 per unit of energy) is more coal funded spin. It has no relevant to the NET emission of CO2.

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