The former Department of Energy and Climate Change chief scientist, the late Professor David MacKay, found that in particular circumstances, using wood pellets to generate electricity could have a carbon footprint almost twice that of coal and four times that of gas. Hundreds of Scientists Write To Biden To Stop Dirty Biomass Industry. By Paul Homewood h/t Robin Guenier I have been covering the scandal of burning forests for power, only made possible by obscene subsidies and EU rules that class it as “zero carbon”.
I am pleased to see that several hundred scientists have now written to Biden von der Leyen and others, objecting to the practice on scientific rather than environmental grounds: Their basic argument is that the new biomass industry is not sustained by offcuttings, as claimed, but by wholly new harvesting. Michael Moore on Biomass. By Paul Homewood Michael Moore’s new film has been widely discussed, and I have not pushed it before as it is an hour and a half long.
However, with Drax in mind, I would suggest you watch the segment on biomass, beginning at 52 minutes in. It runs for about 20 minutes, but it is also worth carrying on to the 1.26 mark, as there is also a lot of relevant stuff on how environmentalists, such as the Sierra Club and Bill McKibben have got into bed with billionaires and bankers.
Biofuels/Biodiesel. Wood Burning. Ethanol. £23bn goes up in smoke! Chris Huhne’s pet scheme to fit ‘green’ energy boilers is open to fraud and makes pollution worse! By Paul Homewood Harrabin rather glossed over the report by the Public Accounts Committee on biomass boilers, in his article today.
The Mail tells the full story: Billions have been wasted in a drive to fit green boilers in homes which could have made air pollution worse, MPs warned last night. The scheme is expected to cost £23billion but only 60,000 boilers have been installed in the past four years. Paradigm Shift? The ‘Belief’ That Bioenergy Is Climate-Friendly Is Now Recognized As A ‘Major Error’ By Kenneth Richard on 1.
November 2018 Governments vociferously promote bioenergy as renewable, sustainable, and carbon-neutral. Biofuels. By Andy May According to Exxon-Mobil, 9% of the world’s energy came from biofuels in 2017.
They do not expect this percentage to increase by 2040, and it may go down. For the most part it is a developing world fuel.