From the highway just south of Prince George, B.C., you can see the logs, thousands of them, piled neatly in rows.
They were cut from trees in old growth and primary forests in the province’s Interior.
This timber won’t be used to build homes or furniture, or even to make paper. These logs will be ground and compressed into tiny pellets, shipped to Europe and Asia and burned to produce fuel for electricity.
Britain’s largest power plant, Drax Power Station, controls most of B.C.’s pellet production and has ambitious plans to expand operations in Canada.
The industry and the B.C. government pitch wood pellets as a renewable
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