Converting coal plants to biomass could fuel climate crisis, scientists warn

Converting coal plants to biomass could fuel climate crisis, scientists warn
 

Plans to shift Europe’s coal plants, including the giant Drax complex in North Yorkshire, to burn wood pellets instead could accelerate rather than combat climate crisis and lay waste to forests equal to half the size of Germany’s Black Forest per year, according to campaigners.
Climate thinktank Sandbag said the heavily subsidised plans to cut carbon emissions will result in a “staggering” amount of tree cutting, potentially destroying forests faster than they can regrow.
Sandbag found that Europe’s 10 largest biomass conversion projects will alone require 36m tonnes of wood pellets every... read more

 
16 December 2019 in World News, Views: 31
Source: Guardian
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