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Unformatted text preview: Using fibers from fast-growing plants such as kenaf to make tree-free paper Including the ecological and recreational services provided by trees and a forest in evaluating their economic value. Summary Sustainable forestry ideas have evolved over time, from a focus on timber products to a holistic view of ecosystems and the services they provide to people. Biomass energy presents a complex set of issues Opportunities: Economic (jobs), renewable local source of energy Issues: supply, transportation, emissions Is biomass energy carbon neutral? It depends. Reducing consumption is key....
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course NRC 100 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Spring '08