• Q. How much CO2 will be released into the atmosphere when one tonne of dry wood is burned in a power station?
  • A. 1.8 tonnes.
  • Q. According to the RSPB, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace how much CO2 will be released into the atmosphere by burning wood compared with burning coal?
  • A. 49% more over the next 40 years.
  • Q. How much will it cost the average household in their energy bill to subsidise the energy companies’ wanton burning of forest wood?
  • A. £100 a year.
  • Q. How much does the WWF estimate is spent in the UK on illegal wood from threatened rain forests every year?
  • A. £712 million.
  • Q. How will new EU regulations prevent the selling of illegally felled timber?
  • A. The new regulations make the “placing on the market of illegally harvested timber or timber products derived from such timber” a criminal offence.
  • Q. Why is Norbord supporting these campaigns?
  • A. As the leading UK producer of wood panels and as the first to use FSC certified wood, we believe it is our duty to raise the issues surrounding the misuse of wood because of ill considered subsidies by the government to energy companies; we believe the way that we and other companies like us use wood is both sustainable and a way of keeping carbon locked up for longer.