Wind farm opponents: Not against wind energy

JAN 12, 2019 | Joshua Vissers | The Mining Gazette The Summit Lake Wind Project proposed by RES would erect 50 wind turbines at the site.“We’re not against wind turbines. We’re not against renewable energy,” said Burt Mason, chairman for the Friends of the Huron Mountains (FOHM), a nonprofit group that formed around local concerns … Continue reading Wind farm opponents: Not against wind energy

Documentary BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal?

Local Interest: BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal?

Check This Out! The Local Warden Biofuel Plant is one of the featured plants and Local Residents appear in the movie BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal? A film by Alan Dater and Lisa Merton "BURNED tells the little-known story of the accelerating destruction of our forests for fuel, and probes the policy loopholes, huge subsidies, … Continue reading Local Interest: BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal?

The False Promise of Mountaintop Industrial Wind

The False Promise of Mountaintop Industrial Wind Jonathan Carter | Forest Ecology Network The developers of mountaintop industrial wind are touting many promised benefits – from reduced greenhouse gas emissions, decreased dependence on fossil fuels, to a huge economic renaissance. These are all false promises spun to enhance public acceptance. In recent months as I … Continue reading The False Promise of Mountaintop Industrial Wind

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Forests as a means for storing and reducing carbon.

U.S. Forest Resource Facts and Historical Trends August 2014 | Forest Service, FS-1035 Forests in the United States store an estimated 43,126 Tg carbon in live and dead biomass and soil organic matter. Forest ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest and Northern Lake States have the greatest carbon density, often in excess of 200 megagrams per hectare. Forest Carbon and Biomass Forest ecosystems … Continue reading Forests as a means for storing and reducing carbon.