Point Tupper boiler off target
January 9, 2015
By Amie Silverwood
Jan. 9, 2015 –Only half Nova Scotia Power's Point Tupper owned by Nova Scotia Power biomass boiler's needs are being provided by waste wood. The other 335,000 green tonnes come from forests cleared to feed the boiler, Allan Eddy, associate deputy minister at the Natural Resources Department told The Chronicle Herald.
"Eddy said the shakeup of the province's forest industry over the last five years has resulted in a severe decline in the province's harvesting capacity. The NewPage Port Hawkesbury bankruptcy and the closure of Liverpool's Bowater Mersey mill resulted in a lot of harvesting contractors jumping ship from the forest industry," the paper reports.
In order for the biomass plant to regain its green credentials, new harvesting methods would have to be implemented.
For more information, go to http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1261832-nova-scotia-power-biomass-project-in-cape-breton-raising-green-concerns.
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