Most of the energy used at Canadian pulp and paper mills is generated using renewable, carbon-neutral biomass.
Carbon neutrality is an inherent property of biomass reflecting the fact that the carbon residing inside it was only recently removed from the atmosphere, so returning it to the atmosphere has no net effect on atmospheric CO2. This inherent property exists whether or not trees are regrown. The overall benefits of biomass fuels depend on how efficiently we use biomass to displace fossil fuels.
Since the early 1990s, the Canadian forest products sector has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 70%.