The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is trying to become “coal-free” by 2020 but can’t find any torrefied pellets, which are a biomass alternative to coal — they are wood pellets, but have less moisture and are thus more like coal. The price of creating a torrefied-pellet facility is high, and EPA regulations surrounding it are unclear.
Although any change concerning this popular law generates understandable concern, many of these changes will benefit on-the-ground conservation by reducing conflict.
How will these changes affect species conservation?
A podcast on the potential to open bidding markets to conservationists.
There’s no need to pit property owners against imperiled species.