Biofuels

Energy corridor right of wayPublic lands across the U.S. are home to energy development, whether its massive solar developments, hydroelectric dams, or energy transmission corridors. Mt. Hood National Forest itself is home to several existing and proposed developments, from expanding energy transmission corridors to biomass generation to geothermal exploration. Find more information at the link below about energy developments proposed in Mt. Hood National Forest.

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Using Oregon's forests for bioenergy production has a down side: increased carbon emissions

In a four-year study OSU describes as the largest and most comprehensive to date, researchers say managing the forests for biofuel production will increase carbon dioxide emissions from the forests by at least 14 percent.

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