In these circumstances, the Lithuanians have quite naturally started thinking about using wood energy instead of importing oil, which is getting scarcer, or Russian gas, which could well become more expensive.
Forests, often abandoned, are being managed again: old trees have been felled and wood waste from forestry and other industries such as chips and pallets have been recuperated. Wood is a renewable resource, so Lithuania is planting new trees to continue using this source of energy.
Burning wood instead of gas or oil reduces greenhouse gas emissions. In this way, Lithuania is respecting a good part of its global environmental protection commitments. Moreover, the creation of this wood industry has bought new employment opportunities. Further, consumers enjoy lower and more stable prices for their energy than with fossil fuels.