Instead of coal could we just burn trees in the plants?



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    Trees are made mostly of carbon and they are a necessary resource as they work as a filter that removes CO2 from the air in the atmosphere and replaces it with Oxygen (02). Why replace one harmful source of atmospheric CO2 with another? You could burn wood instead, though; in fact, this is how they ran steam engines way back in the day of the first locomotives. Coal must be more efficient (more explosive—it gives off more heat per weight) or it must be easier to get to (they can mine it fairly easily vs. logging trees which people need for other uses). Or it may be some combination of the two. So yes, we could— BUT WHY WOULD WE WANT TO? (POLLUTE)

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