From the biofuels perspective it is continued subsidies and regulated demand. Continue reading
Category Archives: Biomass
More from Sierra–sure am glad he get’s his cup a java in the morning.
A fast pyrolysis process for converting Norwegian wood waste is one of the latest biofuell endeavors. It is touted as reducing greenhouse gasses, but no data are given to support the contention. Continue reading
Is this under the what are they really smoking category? Continue reading
Biofuels make no energy or even carbon sense, are not “renewables” in a sensible analysis, and compromise food supplies.
Thanks Charles Battig in AT linked below.
In the latest “green energy” news, another gov’t facility has issued a press release announcing their Big Step forward. In this case, they’re claiming a major breakthrough in rapid conversion of algae into fuel oil and other hydrocarbons.
To be fair to them, they’re reasonably cautious in their statements. Of course, they’re calling for more funding. Oh, and they’ve got a commercial partner who’s participating courtesy of gov’t (taxpayer) grants…
The new CO2 emitter is that may effect the biomass equation is… disturbed dirt. Continue reading
Biomass rentseekers get caught in the squeeze. Continue reading
Viv Forbes: UK gov’t wins inaugural ‘Gorebalism Award for Goofy Green Policies That Have Inconvenient Outcomes’
By Viv Forbes
December 27, 2012
Green politicians need to learn Newton’s Law of Government Regulations: – “Whenever government legislates to force an economic outcome, the long term effect will be equal and opposite to that intended.” Continue reading
A B.C. company’s plan to make wood pellets the fuel of choice for more customers in Europe and Asia has been given a boost by regulatory approval for a $42-million terminal project in Prince Rupert. Continue reading
With its high poverty levels and low degree of industrialization, Africa arguably faces the largest development gap of any region. Beyond the usual misery indices and welfare evaluation metrics, we have fundamental challenges that impede meaningful sustainable development. Energy is an incontrovertible challenge across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Continue reading
When I was a kid, Mum did the washing in a copper of boiling water over an open fire in the back yard. We collected the wood from the back paddock with a horse and dray. It was all very “green” (but we thought it was just hard yakka). Greens want us to return to this primitive method for generating heat, and even electricity. Continue reading
India is heading for a drought, in meteorological terms, for the fourth time in the past 11 years. The previous droughts during this period were in 2002, 2004 and 2009. Continue reading
“What do olives stones shipped from the Mediterranean to Sweden and a wooden bed have in common? They can both count as part of EU efforts to limit the amount of carbon leaking into the atmosphere and, as such, they are hotly contested.“
Seriously stupid activities in the name of gorebull warbling. Continue reading
In a statement on the chances and limits of using bioenergy, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina has come to the conclusion that in quantitative terms, bioenergy plays a minor role in the transition to renewable, sustainable energy sources in Germany at the present time and probably in the future. Continue reading
The International Energy Agency (IEA) this month expectedly forecast more healthy growth for global renewable energy this decade. Continue reading
Team Obama fines companies for not buying fuel that doesn’t exist Continue reading
For 80-year-old grandmother Espirita Lima Bautista, breathing while cooking over her kitchen hearth is like inhaling the second-hand soot of 400 cigarettes. Continue reading
Winter in many Australian country towns is accompanied by a pall of smoke from wood-fired heaters that lasts from late afternoon to the following morning. In larger towns and cities burning wood has been limited by laws to reduce the impact of smoke on respiratory health. Continue reading
The stupid things that dioxycarbophobia makes people do… Continue reading