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RFF POLICY COMMENTARY: The Carbon Footprint of Wood for Bioenergy

Jun 1, 2012 | RFF Staff

This week, the RFF Policy Commentary series is relaunched with an exploration of a controversial topic—carbon emissions from biomass energy. Proponents claim that biomass is an abundant source of energy with no net carbon emissions—a closed carbon loop. Critics argue that that biomass use will directly or indirectly lead to greater carbon emissions, and that relying on it as a green energy source would therefore be a mistake. RFF Senior Fellow Roger Sedjo examines each side.

Read Sedjo's Commentary.