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OPINION: NZ pellet industry is clean

Thursday 16 Jul 20 10:00am

Brian Cox

 

Bioenergy Association chief executive BRIAN COX responds to claims that burning wood pellets is bad for the environment.


CONTRARY to Monday’s item on wood pellets production in the United States, the supply of wood pellets in New Zealand is from sustainable sources of waste wood which would otherwise possibly be left in the forest as slash, or disposed of to landfill.

There is a danger in looking at other countries where practices are poor and assuming that the same applies in New Zealand.

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