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TUC Radio: BURNED, Are Trees the New Coal, Segment 2

TUC Radio: BURNED, Are Trees the New Coal, Segment 2

Update: 2019-12-04
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This is a documentary film on a problem most of us did not know we had and a practice that may yet prevent us from making the urgent transition to clean energy.

The first visuals in the film show clear cuts in wetland forests in the US South and Southeast, follow the logging trucks into the staging areas of electric power plants where the trees are shredded and burned as fuel - the so-called biomass.

Many of these power plants formerly burned coal and need little adjustment to now burn trees. The bitter irony is that burning trees emits more carbon than coal - as is explained in this film.

BURNED tells the little-known story of the accelerating destruction of our forests for fuel, and probes the policy loopholes, huge subsidies, and blatant green washing of the globally expanding biomass electric power industry.

Lisa Merton and Alan Dater are open to helping grassroots groups confront the biomass industry with screenings and information. They are keeping the TAKE ACTION and RESOURCES pages on their web site up to date.
https://burnedthemovie.com/
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TUC Radio: BURNED, Are Trees the New Coal, Segment 2

TUC Radio: BURNED, Are Trees the New Coal, Segment 2

tuc@tucradio.org (Maria Gilardin)