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Biomass is not Renewable

The wood pellet industry is shipping North Carolina forests across the Atlantic to be burned in power stations and calling this “biomass” a renewable fuel. This worsens the climate crisis by turning carbon-absorbing living trees into a fuel that emits more carbon than coal when burned.

Enviva, the world’s largest wood pellet exporter, already has 3 mills in North Carolina and plans to build a fourth in Richmond County. Help stop the practice by joining the Dogwood Alliance’s Our Forests Aren’t Fuel campaign.


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Groups Call on Governor Cooper to Pull the Brakes on Wood Pellet Industry in North Carolina — News Release

The Concerned Citizens of Richmond County and Dogwood Alliance joined with faith, justice, health and science leaders to call on North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper to stop the continued growth of the wood pellet industry in the state.

New Study Faults Biomass Industry Greenwashing Scheme — News Release

A four-year-old biomass certification program has led to increased carbon dioxide emissions, accelerated the loss of natural forests, and created negative impacts on local communities – the very results it was designed to avoid, according to a new study by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Dogwood Alliance.
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Watch press conference at the Governor's office in Raleigh on June 15, 2017 featuring Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, president of the NC NAACP.