The New Coal – Burning wood pellets creates more global warming pollution than coal, not less

The new coal. More CO2 than coal. Yet biomass is called green by the AGW cult and the Eu and the other cult leaders .

“A controversy with reverberations across the Atlantic Ocean is brewing in Hamlet, North Carolina – a literal hamlet 120 miles northwest of Wilmington – where a new wood-pellet facility is already in the initial stages of construction.

The mill would become the fourth in North Carolina and the seventh in the Southeast built and operated by Maryland-based Enviva, the largest producer of wood pellets in the world.

The dried and compressed bits of wood produced at the plant would be shipped from Wilmington to a power company in the United Kingdom, who plans to burn them instead of coal as part of the country’s effort to slash greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent by the end of the decade.

The problem, according to many energy analysts, is that burning pellets creates more global warming pollution than coal, not less. One prominent research ecologist even calls wood biomass “the new coal.”

At the same time, environmental advocates say the new mill will further the destruction of deciduous forests in the Southeast – especially in wetlands – and disproportionately harm public health in Dobbins Heights, an overwhelmingly African-American town two miles northeast of the facility.”

“A 2015 analysis for the Southern Environmental Law Center examining the loss of forests found that Enviva wood pellets supplied to Drax would create two and a half times more greenhouse gas emissions than coal over 40 years.

A 2014 study by the U.K.’s environmental agency also factored in drying and transportation costs; it found climate pollution from southeastern U.S. wood pellets to be three times that of coal.”

 

 

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3 thoughts on “The New Coal – Burning wood pellets creates more global warming pollution than coal, not less

  1. It could be as many as ten times the emissions of coal and they’d STILL be importing wood pellets into the UK and Germany. To them, it doesn’t matter because they’re operating under the notion that “grown” carbon sources (i.e. wood) is less polluting than coal.

  2. First they clear cut trees that would absorb CO2, Then they dry and compress the would into pellets, (how much CO2 is produced by that process). then the ship the pellets to merry old England burning how much in fossil fuel as there are very few nuclear powered transport ships. Then they burn it producing more CO2 than coal. Only GOVERNMENTS can be that STUPID!!!

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