Wood Pellet Forum

Join us for a public event focusing on the effects of the wood pellet industry on North Carolina

Topics: Carbon Transfer, Biodiversity, Forest Economics, Social and Health Issues, Regulatory Environment, Opposition in the UK

About The Forum

The Wood Pellet Forum is a public event focusing on the effects of the wood pellet industry on the forests and environment of North Carolina. The forum will address the science behind the industry, including the social, health, and international impacts, and legal issues with the industry.

There will be two sessions with speakers, followed by Q&A. Lunch is provided at the event. Scholarships available. Send us a message for details.

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8:30 – 9:00 Coffee
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome and Introductions
9:15 – 11:15 First Panel and Speakers
11:15 – 11:30 Summary of First Panel
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch and Networking
12:30 – 12:40 Introduction for Second Panel
12:40 – 2:40 Second Panel and Speakers
2:40 – 2:50 Summary of Second Panel
2:50 – 3:00 Summary of Forum

The Warwick Center at UNCW
4941 Riegel Rd. Parking Lot M
Wilmington, NC 28403
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Fri, September 29, 2017
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST


About The Issue

Cutting trees down to use as fuel in energy production–known as biomass energy or bioenergy–is one of the most counterproductive things we can do if our goal is clean air and a livable planet. Despite this reality, policymakers around the world have invested heavily in bioenergy. Nowhere is this more true than in the European Union, where bioenergy policies in the UK and other member states enable billions in subsidies each year to flow to the balance sheets of large utility companies, padding their profits and financing the conversion of old coal-fired power plants to burn wood. Read more about wood pellets.

Featured Speakers

Science Behind the
Wood Pellet Industry

Dr. William Moomaw
Tufts University
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Dr. Alan Weakley
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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Dr. Robert Abt
North Carolina State University
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Alvin Braswell
NC Museum of Natural History
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Social, Health,
International and Legal Issues

David Carr
Southern Environmental Law Center
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Peter Deane
UK Biofuelwatch
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Danna Smith
Dogwood Alliance
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Dr. Robert Parr, DO
Clean Air Carolina
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Debra David
Concerned Citizens of Richmond County
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Mike Giles
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Rick Savage
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Dr. John Taggart
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