carbon emissions Mayor Saffo Announces Goal to Reduce Wilmington Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 100% By Hannah Breisinger • Jan 8, 2020 Adobe Stock Listen Listening... / 1:23 Listen here. Wilmington leaders want a 100% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. That’s the announcement Mayor Bill Saffo made at the Tuesday, Jan. 7 City Council meeting. Saffo proposes an Ad Hoc Committee to help achieve this goal. Wood Pellet Industry Fueled By Temporary EU Subsidies By Isabelle Shepherd • Jul 21, 2015 Enviva, a large wood pellet supplier and manufacturer, has expanded their operations to southeastern North Carolina. The industry is fueled by renewable energy subsidies from the European Union.