Wood Pellets http://wunc.org en Wood Pellets Industry Booming In Eastern Carolina http://wunc.org/post/wood-pellets-industry-booming-eastern-carolina <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The European Union recently set an aggressive goal for 20 percent of its energy to come from renewable sources by 2020. They turned to the American South as the primary supplier of wood pellets, a renewable alternative to coal. But some environmentalists claim pellets are not a viable carbon-neutral resource and the pellet industry is fostering environmentally hazardous logging practices.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 15:59:53 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 23932 at http://wunc.org Wood Pellets Industry Booming In Eastern Carolina Advocates' Report Critical Of NC Wood Pellet Mill http://wunc.org/post/advocates-report-critical-nc-wood-pellet-mill <p></p><p>Environmental groups say a wood pellet mill in eastern North Carolina is threatening sensitive forests.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.nrdc.org/energy/forestnotfuel/enviva-wood-pellets.asp">A report</a> and series of maps from the Natural Resources Defense Council and Dogwood Alliance says the company Enviva is clear-cutting wetland forests for wood near its facility in Ahoskie.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:51:53 +0000 Will Michaels 21593 at http://wunc.org Advocates' Report Critical Of NC Wood Pellet Mill