A wood-pellet plant from Big British bioenergy
Plus some upcoming bill action and recommended reading
Green energy comes in different shades, but pricing its costs for Mother Nature can be a heavy lift.
A planned wood pellet plant at the Port of Longview and its potential effects on the environment is a case in point. The multi-million dollar project is a brainchild of Big British Bioenergy and could shake up the global market for home-heating pellet stoves while creating homegrown jobs in our fair state. It’s turned heads in Olympia and conservationist circles amid concerns it might not be as green as it seems to be.
Here’s why this all matters: Washington aims to cut carbon emissions by 95 percent in 2050. Its success may hinge on transitioning the economy from fossil fuels to renewable power. That will get harder if big offshore players create new problems in the process, all while socializing the risks and privatizing the gains.
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