The government of Canada’s Northwest Territories announced this week that it had OK’d the construction of a wood pellet manufacturing plant.
The plant will be built in Enterprise, a community in the southcentral region of the territory.
Many businesses and residences across the North are powered by diesel, an expensive and polluting fuel. But an increasing number of northerners are experimenting with wood pellets as an alternative, more environmentally friendly option.
Earlier this year, I spoke with Leanne Robinson, an Energy Management Specialist at the Arctic Energy Alliance, about the advantages and disadvantages of using wood pellets in northern communities.
To listen to the interview on Radio Canada International, click here
Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca