How “Green” Is Biomass?

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How green a technology is biomass?  Is burning wood for energy more efficient
than coal?  And can our forests support
wide-scale biomass projects?  A recent study
done by the Manomet Center
for Conservation Sciences reports that there are complex and definite considerations
and trade-offs when using wood for energy. 
We explore the pros and cons of the technology with Tom Walker, the
study’s team leader and an Independent Resource Economist, and we also hear
from Chris Recchia, the Executive Director of the Montpelier-based Biomass
Energy Resource Center. Listen

Also, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Medical Center
recently canceled an aid trip for doctors and nurses to work in Haiti.  We talk with Dr. John Butterly about why and
learn more about the college’s ongoing work in the wake of January’s

And, VPR’s Tim Johnson reflects on the film Psycho as it
celebrates the 50th anniversary of its premiere. Listen



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