Biomass energy comes in all shapes and sizes and with different ecological impacts, from the positive to the extremely negative. At one end of the scale the deforestation and habitat destruction that goes along with energy poverty in developing countries as poor people seek fuel from woody sources, is disastrous in many ways. At the other end of the scale using otherwise waste products in  anaerobic digestion to produce biogas (methane) can be very important. See ‘biomass arguments’ for more discussion.

Biomass arguments

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