Wood burning power plants may hurt global warming fight – The Green Blog

Posted by Trish Riley, June 13, 2010

Burning wood to generate electricity can be worse for global warming than burning coal, according to a Massachusetts-sponsored study released yesterday. That surprising conclusion immediately prompted state officials to reconsider substantial financial incentives provided to wood-burning plants.

The six-month study by the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences in Plymouth comes amid controversy over the proposed construction of two large wood-burning power plants in Western Massachusetts.

“These findings have broad implications for clean energy and the environment in Massachusetts and beyond,” said Ian Bowles, state secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

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