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The Big Burn

The Fifth Estate examines the wood pellet industry that’s fuelling the U.K.’s energy needs, while raising questions about its impact on B.C. forests

Wood from B.C. forests is being burned for electricity billed as green — but critics say that's deceptive

The Big Burn

4 months ago
Duration 45:10
Amid the ongoing fight to protect British Columbia’s forests, The Fifth Estate examines how the province has become a leading exporter of wood pellets being burned to fuel energy needs in the U.K., where some activists and politicians say both the U.K. and Canada have made a mistake in supporting the industry.

Amid the ongoing fight to protect British Columbia's forests, The Fifth Estate examines how the province has become a leading exporter of wood pellets being burned to fuel energy needs in the U.K., where some activists and politicians say both the U.K. and Canada have made a mistake in supporting the industry.

Watch "The Big Burn" on CBC-Gem or stream it in the video player above.

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