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Posted September 26. 2017 1:48PM

David Brooks: Burning wood for power makes sense – or so I thought

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Wood chips are dumped from a tractor trailer at Schiller Station in Portsmouth in this file photo. (KIMBERLEY HAAS/Union Leader Correspondent)

For years I've supported the idea that whenever possible, Northern New England should swap fossil-fuel power and heat for wood-fired power, taking advantage of our tree-laden status as the “Saudi Arabia of biomass” to boost the logging industry while also doing environmental good. It's a pretty obvious position.