TORONTO — Ontario Power Generation is looking into replacing coal with biomass at power-generating plants in a move the province's energy minister says could keep such plants from being torn down.
Not a panacea, but when used in power generation, bio mass is apparently (and I know because wiki told me)
... considered carbon neutral, or a net reducer of greenhouse gasses because of the offset of methane that would have otherwise entered the atmosphere.
One of a series of interesting if small-bore initiatives from the McGuinty government. Very quietly, they've been running up some decent green credentials.