How “Green” Is Biomass?

We look into the pros and cons of burning wood for energy, and we discuss a recent study that looked at the long term effects of using biomass. Also we learn why Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center recently canceled an aid trip to Haiti, and we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hitchcock’s Psycho.

Some skeptical of biomass benefit

There are a growing number of proposals to build wood-burning biomass power plants in the Northeast. Some environmentalists say wood can be a renewable, low-carbon fuel. But others aren’t convinced.

The Future of Wood Chip Energy

Vermont is a national leader in using wood chips for electricty and heat. But how much wood chip power can our forests support? Also, the joy of raising pigs. And an MBA program that’s not about business as usual.