The Power of Wood

Energy Supply

Nov 04, 2011  2

It's a busy time here at Yukon Energy.  A couple of weeks ago we held a workshop and public meeting focussed on the idea of using municipal waste (after the recyclables have been removed) to produce electricity and district heat. We are now following that up with a second meeting. This one will delve into the possibility of using some of Yukon's waste wood (fire killed, bettle killed, or saw mill waste) as a source to generate electricity and district heat.

You're invited to a public meeting on this issue on Thursday December 1st at the Old Fire Hall in Whitehorse. The session will run from 7 to 9 p.m.

There'll be presentations from experts, we'll share what we've learned so far about this potential energy option, and you'll have a chance to ask questions and express your views.


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by anne

We should not label trees in a forest “waste”. Mill residue could be considered waste, as could biomass from highway or transmission line rights of way clearing that is currently burned/wasted in piles.

Burn and beetle kill areas are still valuable habitat. Logging operations in these areas should be done carefully to not disturb natural forest succession. Burn and beetle kill areas should not be aggressively harvested for “salvage”.


by Yukon Energy

Good point Anne.