Monday, October 6, 2014

[biofuelwatch] Thanks to NY Biomass Incinerator, Firewood More Difficult to Find [1 Attachment]





Not posting this to advocating for burning of any kind, of course, but here's more evidence of something we've been saying publicly for years, that biomass incinerators will eat up a limited wood supply and affect the availability of firewood. Years ago I thought residential wood burners would be allies in opposing biomass incinerators but I was wrong--typically, the only time they come out in opposition is after the facilities are built.

Josh

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Thanks to NY Biomass Incinerator, Firewood More Difficult to Find

- by Pete Creedon, October 6, 2014, Watertown Daily Times 









Always nice to see a company come in an offer jobs and other things that will benefit the area it serves (“ReEnergy wins huge contract at Drum,” Sept. 30).

The question is, at what cost? The people this will affect in a negative way are a small group of people who for the most part will not receive any of the benefits of this biomass plant.

These people are the ones who heat their homes with wood. For the last couple of years as this plant has been coming online, it has become harder to find firewood and at a price that ... READ MORE

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Josh Schlossberg

Editor & Journalist, Energy Justice Now
Editor & Journalist, The Biomass Monitor
Steering Committee, Anti-Biomass Incineration Campaign, Energy Justice Network

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