More Fuel For Debate Over Wood Energy

Aug 5, 2013

New research raises new questions about how green burning wood really is, given the carbon impacts of both cutting and burning trees for energy.  But biomass supporters say carbon calculations are complicated…taking into account the lifecycle of trees, the sustainable practices of foresters today…and although not perfect, is far better than fossil fuels.


Andrew Friedland - the Richard and Jane Pearl Professor in Environmental Studies in the Environmental Studies Program at Dartmouth College: He researches carbon cycling in forests.

Charles A. Levesque - President of Innovative Natural Resource Solutions. He is also a certified forester and auditor of forest-certification programs throughout North America.