The low price of natural gas is clobbering every other fuel for electric power plants – nuclear, coal, whathaveyou – and biomass is no exception (as Concord Steam found out).

One of the groups being hit is loggers, who can no longer sell low-grade wood for chips – and it’s hard to profit off a woodlot job, if you can only sell the sawlogs and firewood.

I wrote about their situation in today’s Monitor, and you can read it right here – you’ll learn tidbits like the fact that Maine pulp giant Vesco cut back its purchasing by 800,000 green tons a year, equivalent to the wood burned by more than 13,000 combined-heat-and-power units.

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