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).
Renewable Energy Needs Huge Mineral Supply November 2nd, 2013 | Tim Radford, Climate News Network | Climate Central LONDON – Humankind could be about to exchange one kind of energy crisis for another. The switch from the finite store of fossil fuels to renewable sources could involve a huge additional demand for the world’s equally finite … Continue reading Renewable Energy Needs Huge Mineral Supply
While parts of the New Green Deal are worthwhile goals, many are misguided. We do need a plan to move towards a healthier and cleaner environment, but one that looks at real solutions. Increased Wind and Solar equal increases in Mining and land use. If the situation is so dire, then the New Green Deal … Continue reading Green New Deal Is the Antithesis of Green
Recent studies show flaws of wind power November 25, 2018 | THE OKLAHOMAN EDITORIAL BOARD THE rap on wind power is that it isn't practical. New research reinforces this belief, and suggests wind power isn't as environmentally beneficial as claimed. The studies, authored by Harvard researchers and published in “Environmental Research Letters” and “Joule,” examined … Continue reading Recent studies show wind power isn’t as environmentally beneficial as claimed.
Wind farm 'predator' effect hits ecosystems: study November 5, 2018 | Patrick Galey | phys.org Journal reference: Nature Ecology & Evolution Wind farms act as a top "predator" in some ecosystems, harming birds at the top of the food chain and triggering a knock-on effect overlooked by green energy advocates, scientists said Monday. Wind is the fastest-growing … Continue reading Wind farm ‘predator’ effect hits ecosystems: study
Millions of pounds of rare earth minerals are used and millions of pounds of radioactive waste are created to make wind turbines. OCTOBER 23, 2013 | IER Policy Associates Travis Fisher and Alex Fitzsimmons | The Institute for Energy Research (IER) The wind industry promotes itself as better for the environment than traditional energy sources … Continue reading Big Wind’s Dirty Little Secret: Toxic Lakes and Radioactive Waste
November 2nd, 2013 | Tim Radford |Climate News Network LONDON – Humankind could be about to exchange one kind of energy crisis for another. The switch from the finite store of fossil fuels to renewable sources could involve a huge additional demand for the world’s equally finite store of metals and minerals. Three French CRNS scientists … Continue reading Renewable Energy Needs Huge Mineral Supply
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY The down side to wind power. Wind farms will cause more environmental impact than previously thought. October 4, 2018 | Leah Burrows | The Harvard Gazette When it comes to energy production, there’s no such thing as a free lunch, unfortunately. As the world begins its large-scale transition toward low-carbon energy sources, it … Continue reading Large-scale wind power has its down side – Harvard Gazette