UK report confirms positive impact of biomass on carbon and US forests

March 12, 2017 |

In the UK, a report released yesterday by the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, titled “Use of North American woody biomass in UK electricity generation”, reaffirms the positive impact of US biomass industry on US forests and carbon emissions.

Speaking about the report, USIPA Executive Director Seth Ginther said, “This study confirms that biomass sourced from US forests is sustainable and carbon beneficial and that bioenergy plays a key role in reducing emissions and mitigating climate change as a low-cost replacement for fossil fuels.

The report reaffirms the findings of countless academics and scientists – that when sourced sustainably, biomass can play an important role as a baseload renewable energy source.  This report can be added to a growing body of academic and scientific research which shows that using biomass in place of coal can reduce carbon emissions by 74% or more.”

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