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.