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#ThisIsClimateChange The Kettle Falls Generating Station in eastern Washington, along the Columbia River, is a biofuel power station. As seen in these images, wood chips derived from nearby forests are burned here to produce electricity in much the same way as coal-fired power plants. This facility, however, is much smaller than a coal-fired plant.

For details on how biomass sourced from forests contribute to climate change, see this Stanford News article describing a Stanford study: http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/july/biomass-burning-climate-073114.html. There are multiple ways that carbon emitted from this plant contribute to climate change, as well as direct impacts to human health.
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Kettle Falls Generating Station, WA - Biomass
#ThisIsClimateChange The Kettle Falls Generating Station in eastern Washington, along the Columbia River, is a biofuel power station.  As seen in these images, wood chips derived from nearby forests are burned here to produce electricity in much the same way as coal-fired power plants.  This facility, however, is much smaller than a coal-fired plant.  <br />
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For details on how biomass sourced from forests contribute to climate change, see this Stanford News article describing a Stanford study: http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/july/biomass-burning-climate-073114.html.  There are multiple ways that carbon emitted from this plant contribute to climate change, as well as direct impacts to human health.