International controversy on whether or not woody biomass should be classified as a renewable energy source is raging. On December 15, Australia reversed woody biomass’s renewable classification, the first major economy...
Australia’s reluctance to embrace woody biomass has led it to invest more heavily in zero-carbon renewable energy.
Heartland's Linnea Lueken breaks down the details behind this biomass as an energy source in the newest episode of Exploring Energy.
— For the most part, it is.
The BBC have finally caught up! There have been complaints for years about this:
Microalgae (phytoplankton), unlike macroalgae (seaweed), are single-cell microscopic organisms that live in freshwater or marine ecosystems. Through their growth, they produce biomass, which is organic material that is used...
In the 16th Century, coal saved the forests of Britain and Europe from total extinction. My question, who or what will save the forests this time?
European greens have apparently noticed that chopping down forests causes environmental harm.
A recent article in United Kingdom (UK)-based newspaper The Guardian gives fair coverage to the idea that biomass energy may not be as environmentally friendly as its advocates claim.
If it involves destroying trees, we know it’s a Green trying to save them:
Subsidies for their biomass operation reached £893 million last year. All of this is added to our electricity bills:
In the end, it means wood pellets are backfiring. They lead to forest degradation, and even more rapid CO2 emissions and pollution from their burning. The practice just couldn’t possibly be dumber.
Drax has been booted from an investment index of clean energy companies as doubts over the sustainability of its wood-burning power plant begin to mount within the financial sector.
Note how both Drax and the BEIS are simply sticking their fingers in their ears! “We don’t recognise these figures!!”
It is of course deeply ironic that the green lobby has consistently attacked coal power because of pollution, and not just carbon dioxide emissions.
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