U.S. pellet exports boom as Europe mixes wood with coal to reduce carbon footprint 

Worse than coal. Exploits a carbon loophole. Creates a carbon deficit.

No, we are not talking about drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Rather, these are a few of the complaints critics level against burning wood pellets in place of coal to reduce Europe’s carbon footprint.

You might assume that exporting a renewable and sustainable product to help wean Europe off coal-fired electricity would bring accolades from environmentalists on both sides of The Pond. But such is not the case. Wood energy has its share of critics. And the scientific community is at odds.