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Why the US is wrong to say burning wood is carbon neutral

作者:墨嘶杩    发布时间:2017-04-10 08:00:42    

Andrew Harnik/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Michael Le Page It is a disaster for forests, wildlife and efforts to tackle climate change. The US Environmental Protection Agency has decided that wood is a renewable energy source, which means it will now qualify for support from programmes supposed to reduce carbon emissions. The US forestry industry, which already exports wood pellets to Europe for burning in power stations, has long been clamouring for this policy change so it can sell even more wood for energy. On 23 April,

 

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