How green is green energy?

Ecostorm produced and directed a major Dispatches investigation into ‘green energy’.  We worked with reporter Antony Barnett to investigate a subsidised renewable energy industry that turns trees into fuel, and asked whether burning wood instead of coal is really an environmentally friendly answer to climate change.

In the Channel 4 programme, we travelled to the forestlands of the south-eastern United States to find one source of this controversial ‘carbon-neutral’ fuel, and the biodiverse wetlands of Virginia and North Carolina, where millions of tonnes of wood are harvested and processed into pellets, which are burnt in one of Britain’s largest power stations. 

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To read coverage of the programme see here