This Tuesday [Dec 3, 2019], the Dutch Senate will discuss the Coal Act.
That states that within five to ten years power stations will no longer be allowed to burn coal because of the CO2
emissions. Energy company RWE is therefore switching to biomass for its power stations. For this they use compressed wood sticks, so-called pellets. Opponents say that these are made from whole trees. Because wood emits more CO2 during burning than coal, the problem becomes worse. No, the proponents say, pellets are made from waste that is otherwise burned anyway, so that CO2 does not count.
What are pellets really made of?
Lees meer: Katan, NRC 2 Dec 2019: evidence that pellets are made from trees