16 March 2017
Use Wood Wisely
Norbord explains how the UK Government's current policy
The UK Government has signed up to meet CO2
On the face of it, it seems highly commendable, and this would be the case if all renewable energy sources were truly renewable. Wind, solar and geothermal are all infinite and freely available. Woody biomass meets neither of these criteria, but dubious logic and science has twisted it to be classified as such.
In the rush to find a solution to meet the CO2
Using trees as a renewable energy resource is misguided thinking. Replanting them might work long-term, but it could take decades for replanting to restore the CO2
The current rate of
The Government subsidises UK power stations and
Contrary to the twisted science the Government has been influenced by, independent reports have proven that burning wood produces more CO2
The Government added a levy to all household energy bills to pay for their incentive.
Essentially, it's a hidden tax that the majority of us are unaware we're paying for. Surely few, if any, would be happy contributing to the burning of wood, and the subsequent loss of forests and increase in atmospheric CO2.
Global deforestation and ecosystem destruction
For further information and to see what you can do, visitwww.usewoodwisely.co.uk.
For reference - Two Chatham House reports (here and here) on biomass; http://thetimes.co.uk/article/58b12a6c-f950-11e6-a6f0-cb4e831c1cc0
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