Energy peat in Europe
Energy peat benefits the European Union by:
- Increasing energy security and
- Supporting climate goals through wise use
of energy peat
- Sustaining local jobs and communities in
After-use of Peatlands
After-use may include rehabilitation of the peatland ecosystem, alteration of land use to forestry, agriculture, recreation or urban development, or a combination of different land use forms.
Smart Peat Production Benefits the Climate
Allocating production to previously ditched peatlands is a good solution from the climate change perspective. Peat in ditched peatlands gradually oxidizes, releasing greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
When used for energy, the same carbon dioxide is released in boilers when peat is extracted from those drained areas...