NC Trees are Not Trash and Wood Pellets are Not ‘Green’

Originally published in the Raleigh News & Observer. Written by Dr. Andrew George. There are some obvious ironies in logging trees, shipping them to the other side of the Atlantic Ocean and burning them in European power stations under the guise of “green energy.” In fact, the most recent data show that burning whole trees is worse (per unit of energy) for the environment than burning fossil fuels like coal.

Leading a Trans-Atlantic Alliance to Protect Southern Forests

Over the years, Dogwood’s campaigns have been very successful at putting pressure on corporations and getting previously unthinkable results. But we knew that even with partners like NRDC and the support of over 70 organizations, we were going to need partners in Europe to take on European utility companies like DRAX and their US suppliers like Enviva.