The brilliant-in-its-simplicity scheme which generates carbon neutral power by burning harvested trees which are then replaced by seedlings turns out to be not quite so environmentally friendly:
Using wood pellets to generate low-carbon electricity is a flawed policy that is speeding up not slowing down climate warming.
That’s according to a new study which says wood is not carbon neutral and emissions from pellets are higher than coal.
Subsidies for biomass should be immediately reviewed, the author says.
Energy from trees has become a critical part of the renewable supply in many countries including the UK.
Another great moment for science!