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Europe's Green-Fuel Search Turns to America's Forests

Loggers are clear-cutting a wetland forest
The U.S. logging industry is seeing a rejuvenation, thanks in part of Europe's efforts to seek out green fuel and move away from coal. Ianthe Dugan explains. Photo: Getty Images.

WINDSOR, N.C.—Loggers here are clear-cutting a wetland forest with decades-old trees. Behind the move: an environmental push. The push isn't in North Carolina but in Europe, where governments are trying to reduce fossil-fuel use and carbon-dioxide emissions. Under pressure, some of the Continent's coal-burning power plants are switching to wood.

But Europe doesn't have enough forests to chop for fuel, and in those it does have, many restrictions apply. So Europe's power plants are devouring wood from the U.S., where forests are bigger and restrictions fewer.

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