Wood energy is good for the environment because it is carbon neutral. This means it does not contribute to the greenhouse effect because the carbon released when wood energy is used is offset by the carbon absorbed by trees during growth. Organisations can reduce their greenhouse gas footprint by switching to wood energy.
When managed responsibly, forests are renewable and sustainable. Therefore, wood is a renewable resource and a sustainable form of energy. This is a benefit when compared to other forms of fuel which are non-renewable and will eventually run out if they continue to be used at the current rate.