Not sure where to post this so I chose the Can because it will probably degrade to the usual boilerplate arguments. The Economist magazine has a good article on Europe's consumption of wood pellets for power plants. http://www.economist.com/news/business/21575771-environmental-lunacy-europe-fuel-future It is heavily subsidized there as they try to meet renewable energy targets by 2020. This is causing a distortion in the market as it is driving up the price of other products and not achieving the carbon neutrality desired because the pellets have to be imported from North America, adding more carbon to the entire cycle. But pellets do provide advantages wind and solar don't, so energy companies like them. As a pellet burner, I care because I don't want them Europeans buying up my pellets I have yet to buy them for next winter.