Biomass boom ‘could make wood the new coal’

The use of forest biomass for ‘green energy’ is set to increase by 250% over the next decade, according to new research by environmental campaigners.

The use of forest biomass for ‘green energy’ is set to increase by 250% over the next decade, according to new research by environmental campaigners.

The Environmental Paper Network (EPN) warns that biomass energy from wood pellets could be the “next coal” and is a growing threat to the world’s forests.

In its research EPN found that the use of forest biomass had already doubled over the last ten years, despite warnings about the threat it poses.

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