Chris Huhne's extrarodinary mishandling of the UK's energy policy continues apace. It appears that users of virgin wood are being priced out of the market for their raw materials because of subsidies to bioenergy companies who compete for supply.
Mike McKenna, director of Kronospan's Chirk factory, said the subsidies for electricity generators which use biomass encouraged them to take "the easy option" of burning freshly felled timber.
He told BBC Radio Wales: "The easy option for them is cutting down trees and burning them for electricity generation.
"That's because the subsidies are worth more than twice the value of the wood.
Quite, quite mad.