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Substituting Trees for Coal in Power Plants Would Take Us Backwards in the Fight Against Climate Change

Sasha Lyutse | Posted 09.10.2013 | Green
Sasha Lyutse

Until recently, burning biomass -- essentially plant material -- for energy was considered renewable. In 2013, however, we can do better than burning trees for energy. We need to replace our coal fired power plants with energy efficiency and clean power, not dirty biomass.