The remedy is sometimes worse than the disease - Francis Bacon
Green polices are mostly ideological and rarely based on any kind of robust analysis. This was never more evident in the Cash for Ash scheme that was setup in Northern Ireland where amazingly, farmers got paid a profit to burn wood pellets. There are reports that farmers with empty sheds could qualify for the handsome subsidies. There are also reports that people are burning the wood pellets right around the clock with windows and doors open to allow the heat out. The impact on the environment of course is entirely negative.
A full report on this crazy scheme can be found here in The Irish Times.