Monday, November 25, 2013

[biofuelwatch] EXCLUSIVE from The Biomass Monitor - Biomass Thermal: The Logs That Break the Forest’s Back



Biomass Thermal: The Logs That Break the Forest�s Back

- by Josh Schlossberg, The Biomass Monitor

A sector of the biomass incineration industry claims to be turning over a new �green� leaf by building smaller, slightly more energy-efficient facilities focused on heating rather than electricity. Meanwhile, behind the smokescreen, biomass thermal advocates are supporting much of the same forest-raiding, climate-busting, and lung-searing policies as the biomass power pushers.

If successful, the biomass thermal industry�s legislative agenda won�t result in smaller, higher-efficiency biomass heating facilities replacing larger, lower-efficiency biomass power facilities �� �it will simply spur the construction of both... [READ MORE]








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Josh Schlossberg
Anti-Biomass Incineration Campaign, Energy Justice Network

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