Destroying forests to burn for electricity to keep the lights on in Europe seems crazy right? We know, like us, it outrages you, but sadly with so many threats to our environment, this issue is not yet on a lot of people’s radars. So Dogwood Alliance teamed up with a team of creative designers and developed this easy to understand (and share) infographic explaining the issue. Our new infographic is a great visual tool for understanding the issue, and the new Our Forests Aren’t Fuel campaign page has more in-depth data if that’s helpful to you.
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Please take a moment to share this new resource with your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. Use the buttons below to share with your networks. If you happen to have your own personal blog or are tech savvy, we include an easy to use the above embed code for use on your site. Whole trees are being converted into pellets, and shipped across the ocean to European power plants – all in the name of “clean energy.” On top of the deforestation issue, the climate impacts of this loophole are also immense, as the carbon emissions of burning whole trees, after shipping them across the ocean, make wood pellets even dirtier than coal.