Sustainability Journal

August 2012 Issue (files are in PDF format)

Using the heat from large buildings

The OPA is switching the 200 MW Atikokan power plant from coal to biomass (wood). They have put forward the old argument that on a life cycle basis because trees absorb CO2 they reduce the GHG emissions (by 90% compared to coal, in their opinion). That argument has been examined many times by organizations like Greenpeace, who disagree with the OPA's opinion:

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