Category Archives: Renewable fuel

Notice who isn’t included in this discussion

Interest groups fighting over the Renewable Fuels Standard.  The only interest group not in the discussion is the one that ends up paying for it.  Continue reading

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Poor outlook for renewable energy in Austrailia

Combine an energy glut and the end of the renewables target and the prospect for renewable energy is dim. Continue reading

Invasive biofuels?

Some think the EPA ought to evaluate the biomass plants on invasive species potential as well as GHG potential. Continue reading

Clean energy California delusions

Just a few questions on the Stanford study to power California totally with renewable energy. Continue reading

Matt Ridley: Realistic roundup of renewables

Bob Greene:

Renewable energy summarized very nicely

Originally posted on Tallbloke's Talkshop:

Matt Ridley article for the Times, reposted from the GWPF, because as many people as possible need to read it and think. Then act by using your vote sensibly.

ANOTHER RENEWABLE MYTH GOES UP IN SMOKE
Date: 28/07/14 Matt Ridley, The Times

wind-costsIf wood-burning power stations are less eco-friendly than coal, we are getting the search for clean energy all wrong
On Saturday my train was diverted by engineering works near Doncaster. We trundled past some shiny new freight wagons decorated with a slogan: “Drax — powering tomorrow: carrying sustainable biomass for cost-effective renewable power”. Serendipitously, I was at that moment reading a report by the chief scientist at the Department of Energy and Climate Change on the burning of wood in Yorkshire power stations such as Drax. And I was feeling vindicated.

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Renewable fuels research

An article on research into using non-food crops for biofuel doesn’t mention acres needed for replacing oil.  Continue reading

Deep pockets

California climate change policies will likely hike fuel prices. Continue reading