Failed EU Policy: Cutting trees for “green energy”

Originally published at: https://systemschangealliance.org/failed-eu-policy-cutting-trees-for-green-energy/

By Roar Bjonnes Sure, trees are renewable sources of building materials and even energy. After cutting, they will eventually grow back. But trees are also one of the main ways that nature absorbs harmful CO2 gasses. Therefore, given the climate crisis, cutting trees makes no sense in curbing green house emissions. The New York Times report that the EU “began subsidizing wood burning over a decade ago, it was seen as a quick boost for renewable fuel and an incentive to move homes and power plants away from coal and gas. Chips and pellets were marketed as a way to…