Forest Carbon Accounting Considerations in US Bioenergy Policy

  title={Forest Carbon Accounting Considerations in US Bioenergy Policy},
  author={Reid Miner and Robert C Abt and Jim L. Bowyer and Marilyn A. Buford and Robert W. Malmsheimer and Jay. O'Laughlin and Elaine E. Oneil and Roger A. Sedjo and Kenneth E. Skog},
  journal={Journal of Forestry},
Four research-based insights are essential to understanding forest bioenergy and “carbon debts.” (1) As long as wood-producing land remains in forest, long-lived wood products and forest bioenergy reduce fossil fuel use and long-term carbon emission impacts. (2) Increased demand for wood can trigger investments that increase forest area and forest productivity and reduce carbon impacts associated with increased harvesting. (3) The carbon debt concept emphasizes short-term concerns about… 

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