Biomass power must meet strict GHG standards in Mass.

Wood may be a renewable energy source but a recent study in Massachusetts concluded that large scale wood-powered electricity plants would create more GHGs by 2050 than coal. New proposed regulations would mean stricter emissions controls for such power plants before they could earn renewable energy credits.

Wood is problematic because it takes so bloody long to grow, and there’s energy required for chipping and drying,” he said.

Plus it has to be trucked to the power plant.

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