Major News Series Exposes the Biomass Controversy

2020 kicked off with important, major coverage of the wood pellet industry in two major North Carolina papers, the Raleigh News & Observer and the Durham Herald Sun. On the heels of our campaign victory achieved in the NC Clean Energy Plan in November, this is another significant break-through on biomass in North Carolina. These […]

Stories Happen in Forests: Grow & Forage

We’re excited to share with you the final Stories Happen in Forests video for this year: Grow & Forage! Meet Indy Srinath, the manager for the Southside Community Garden in Asheville, NC. She’s not only a gardener, but she’s an educator and a forager, too. Indy is passionate about honoring the sacrifices of those who […]

Craft Brewers Support Forest Protection

On Thursday, August 15, Catawba Brewing, with four locations in NC and Palmetto Brewing in Charleston, SC,  launched month-long $1 per pint fundraisers to benefit Dogwood Alliance’s work protecting the forests and people of the South. To drink beer and protect forests, try their small batch American Light Lager! American Light Lager is a small […]

The South Has a New Commodity Export (And Not Everyone Is Happy About It)

In the last five years, the South has seen explosive growth in wood pellet manufacturing—pellets which are being shipped across the Atlantic for use as a replacement fuel in Europe’s coal fired power plants. But while these exports are generating significant profits for European corporations, questions are being asked about both the environmental and economic consequences of this rapid expansion. From April 11th to the 14th, The International Biomass Conference & Expo will draw 1,500 attendees from across industry and government to Charlotte. The subject of wood pellet manufacturing and forest-to-biomass energy is likely to be a hot topic.