Burning Wood (Biomass) Is Promoted As A Carbon Neutral Fuel. But Is It?

"Many scientists and environmental campaigners question the industry’s claims to offer a clean, renewable energy source that the planet desperately needs"

"Thick dust has been filling the air and settling on homes in Debra David’s neighborhood of Hamlet, North Carolina, ever since a wood pellet plant started operating nearby in 2019.

The 64-year-old said the pollution is badly affecting the health of the population, which has already been hit hard by Covid.

“More people are having breathing problems and asthma problems than ever before,” David said. She started suffering from asthma for the first time two years ago and other people in Hamlet have been getting nosebleeds, which she also puts down to the dust."

Rebecca Speare-Cole reports for the Guardian October 5, 2021.

Source: Guardian, 10/06/2021