Friedland: Wood-fired power won't help with climate change (Valley News)

To mitigate climate change, we should reduce our reliance on electricity generated by burning wood biomass. But that is not what is being considered in Vermont and New Hampshire by organizations that oversee and generate electricity. While it may appear to many that using wood to generate electricity is an environmentally sound decision, it has many hidden drawbacks. So when Upper Valley residents increase their use of electricity and reduce their use of fossil fuels, it may not help reduce climate change as much as they think if the electricity comes from high carbon-emission sources, including wood.

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