The conversion to biomass energy has played a key role in reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. But is this renewable energy source really as green as we first thought? 08 Jan 2020 | Kate Ravilious | physicsworld.com However, those calculated (Co2) savings rest on a few key assumptions: first, that the carbon released when … Continue reading Biomass energy: green or dirty?
OCTOBER 15, 2019 | FEN MONTAIGNE | e360.yale.edu Preserving mature forests can play a vital role in removing CO2 from the atmosphere, says policy scientist William Moomaw. In an e360 interview, he talks about the importance of existing forests and why the push to cut them for fuel to generate electricity is misguided. Wlliam Moomaw has had a distinguished career as … Continue reading Why Keeping Mature Forests Intact Is Key to the Climate Fight
Just because they "call" it renewable does not make it clean or green. The US has become one of the largest exporters of wood pellets to Europe for #biomass. This new market is driving increased logging of ecologically important and sensitive forests. Meanwhile, biomass releases up to 50% more CO2 than burning coal per unit … Continue reading Cutting US Trees to fuel Europe is not Clean or Green!
Environmental documentary "Planet of the Humans" argues green energy won't save us from 'total human apocalypse' 8/6/2019 | Matthew Carey | nonfictionfilm.com Director Jeff Gibbs argues we're heading toward 'total human apocalypse' and green energy is 'not going to save us, it's actually going to kill us faster' [EXCERPT] Read Full Article! The truth, Gibbs says, … Continue reading Planet of the Humans, Film Takes a Critical Look at Alternative Energy
The majority of logging companies, fail to protect their lands from unsustainable clear-felling practices and even fewer have systems to monitor and ensure such policies. This study looks at global Companies and rainforests, but the same can be applied to Timber practices in The United States. Forestry companies warned over environmental policies 5 August 2019 … Continue reading Timber Companies Have The Opportunity To Protect Forests Long Term – But They Don’t!
If we want to effectively mitigate climate change, it’s time for bold action to protect forestlands April 4, 2019 | Danna Smith, Chad Hanson, And Matthew Koehler | earthisland.org Climate change is having a growing impact on Americans and, as the crisis escalates, communities face growing challenges. The latest report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change … Continue reading Logging Is the Lead Driver of Carbon Emissions from US Forests
While a few of the public requested protections and restrictions were added as requirements for the new permit, many of the protections for air quality, and though additional pollutants will be tested, they did not increase the timing of those and testing will only be required every 5 years. L’Anse Warden Electric Company Permit Issued … Continue reading L’Anse Warden Plant Permit Granted: Very few of the requested requirements were required.
March 7, 2019 | Peter Raven, Mary S. Booth| thehill.com America is exporting huge amounts of our forest wood for burning in European power plants and other places around the world, even though science shows this wood is worse for climate change than the fossil fuels it is replacing. This is ironic — and self-defeating — since … Continue reading Industrial wood burning is adding to climate change
Environmentalists who oppose biofuels & biomass imagine solar & wind farms are fundamentally different even though they suffer from the same low energy density problem. Mar 7, 2019 | Michael Shellenberger | forbes.com Over the last 10 years, the cost of solar panels and wind turbines declined so significantly, and were scaled-up so quickly, that … Continue reading With Ethanol And Biomass No Longer Viewed As ‘Green,’ Will Other Renewables Soon Follow?
L'Anse residents reported issues, with air quality at Permit hearing for L'Anse Warden Plant Something in the Air: Residents question plant’s safety JAN 29, 2019 | JOSHUA VISSERS | The Mining Gazette mininggazette.com L’ANSE — A group of nearly 50 members of the public attended a public information session and hearing held by the Department of … Continue reading Permit hearing for L’Anse Warden Plant’s request to burn 50,000 tons of engineered pellets. (Plastics).