Thursday, January 21, 2016

[biofuelwatch] Study: Thinning Forests for Bioenergy Can Worsen Climate





Study: Thinning Forests for Bioenergy Can Worsen Climate
– by Josh Schlossberg, The Biomass Monitor
A new study out of the Geos Institute in Ashland, Oregon concludes that selectively logging or "thinning" forests for bioenergy can increase the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and exacerbate climate change.
The study, "Thinning Combined With Biomass Energy Production May Increase, Rather Than Reduce, Greenhouse Gas Emissions," by D.A. DellaSala and M. Koopman, challenges bioenergy and timber industry assertions that logging forests will aid in the fight against climate change. 




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Posted by: Josh Schlossberg <josh@energyjustice.net>



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