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WOOD PELLET FORUM  September 29,2017   9AM-3PM  

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One of the most significant threats facing North Carolina’s coastal forests is the rise of the wood pellet industry. That’s why I am writing you today, to invite you to the Wood Pellet Forum, an educational public event focusing on the effects of the wood pellet industry on North Carolina’s communities and forests.The forum is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, in Wilmington on the campus of UNC-Wilmington. We have assembled an impressive set of experts. The objectives of the forum are to increase public awareness, understanding and appreciation of consequences of harvesting, processing, transporting and burning wood pellets derived from bottomland swamp and other hardwood forest trees.I invite your organization and supporters to save the date and to attend.

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Burning America's Forest to Electrify Europe   Source:

Drax is one of Europe’s largest power stations. Its 12 giant cooling towers dominate the landscape of the Trent Valley in eastern England. It generates up to 4,000 megawatts of electricity – meeting a tenth of the UK’s demand – and is one of the world’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, sending more than 23 million tonnes of CO₂ up its chimneys each year..

Clear-cut forest in North Carolina, US (c) Dogwood Alliance                          Enviva facility in Ahoskie, NC, which supplies Drax (c) Dogwood Alliance

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