Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Carrying Wood Chips to Newcastle
Re: Europe's Green-Fuel Search Turns to America's Forest
Just a few miles from the Yorkshire home of member of the European Parliament Godfrey Bloom sits a giant power plant that was converted at enormous cost from burning plentiful local coal to burning wood chips from Canada. The old joke about "carrying coal to Newcastle" has been replaced by "carrying woodchips across an ocean to Newcastle".