Unbelievably bad decisions justified by a desire to lower CO2. In the UK they are importing wood from the US to replace coal in their power plants.
Here is the original shocking article from the BBC:
As someone who uses wood as a major source of heat, it is clear that even though it is a renewable resource, it takes time, money, and energy to get it in a burnable form. In our case I’ve been cutting, moving, and splitting wood from our own yard the last two years to help heat our home, but to do that on a commercial basis, importing wood from across the ocean to replace coal that is a few miles away seems completely idiotic.
Here is a more worldly view that points out how ridiculous it is to make political decisions based on junk science: Here