Burning Forests also Burns through Cash

A Costly Mistake: New NRDC report shows how much Europe funds destruction of Southern forests for biomass Many will say fighting climate change is expensive. Calculating the cost of inaction, though, makes it obvious that the investment in climate mitigation (reducing our greenhouse gas emissions) and adaptation (making our communities more resilient to climate impacts […]

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Statement: North Carolina is Now the World’s Largest Wood Pellet Exporter

NC DEQ’s approval of Enviva’s Northampton facility expansion is the latest contradiction between the Cooper administration’s stance critiquing biomass and its continued inaction to address the threats the industry poses to our forests, communities, and climate Yesterday, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) approved yet another massive expansion of the wood pellet export […]

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Ecosystem Services In Pee Dee Watershed At Risk From Biomass

There are over 35 million acres of wetland forests in the 14 states of the US South, providing critical ecosystem services, like cleaning air, filtering water, and protecting communities from floods. We know that, on average, natural wetland forests left standing, not logged, are worth over $18,000 per acre. That doesn’t exactly tell us what […]

Statement: Cooper Administration Criticizes Biomass but Continues to Greenlight Industry Expansion

Days after Governor Cooper’s Department of Environmental Quality released the Clean Energy Plan delivering harsh criticism of the wood pellet biomass industry, NC DEQ issued permits for Enviva, the world’s largest pellet producer, to massively expand its Sampson County facility   Last week, Governor Cooper accepted his NC Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Clean Energy […]

Statement: Dogwood Alliance Responds to Final NC Clean Energy Plan

Governor Cooper’s Clean Energy Plan delivers harsh criticism of wood pellet biomass; definitive leadership to stop expanded forest destruction remains to be seen After a long silence on the issue of the wood pellet industry, Governor Cooper’s administration has finally responded to the groundswell of public opposition and the growing body of scientific evidence that […]

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