Drax’s renewable energy plant is UK’s biggest CO2 emitter, analysis claims

Note how both Drax and the BEIS are simply sticking their fingers in their ears! “We don’t recognise these figures!!”

Drax To Face Court Over Wood Dust Pollution

It is of course deeply ironic that the green lobby has consistently attacked coal power because of pollution, and not just carbon dioxide emissions.

Review of Biomass Calculations in Achieving Net Zero Emissions Scenario.

The current practice of using trees as a renewable and carbon neutral option simple does not make sense in theory or practice. If we want to reduce our carbon emissions…

Scientists: Please Fund Us (or the microbes get it!)

From the Famous National Lampoon Cover department: Leaving microbes out of climate change conversation has major consequences, experts warn From the University of New South Wales (home of the Ship…

How plants are working hard for the planet

Since the beginning of the industrial era, photosynthesis has increased in nearly constant proportion to the rise in atmospheric CO2 James Cook University As the planet warms, plants are working…

The Obvious Biomass Emissions Error

Guest essay by Steve Goreham When Thomas Edison established his Pearl Street power plant in New York City in 1892, he used coal for fuel, not wood. Wood fuel could…

Green Shock: Entire Forests Being Murdered to Produce Wood Pellet Biomass

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Breitbart / James Delingpole – Greens have discovered to their horror that producing renewable wood pellet biomass requires a large supply of dead trees.…

Good news: Africa has become greener in the last 20 years – CO2 listed as a cause

From the “blame CO2” department: Despite climate change and a growing population, Africa has become greener over the past 20 years, shows new study. By: Kristian Sjøgren -ScienceNordic In Africa, a…

Dueling press releases: Plants have been helping to offset climate change, but now it’s up to us

Our previous story, Study suggests increased atmospheric CO2 creates a 30% growth in plant photosynthesis during last two centuries look almost entirely different than this press release from the CARNEGIE INSTITUTION FOR…

Study suggests increased atmospheric CO2 created a 30% growth in plant photosynthesis during last two centuries

From the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – MERCED and the “CO2 is plant food, but, it’s still terrible department” (see text) Research shows global photosynthesis on the rise Plant photosynthesis was…

Role of terrestrial biosphere in counteracting climate change may have been underestimated

From the UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM New research suggests that the capacity of the terrestrial biosphere to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) may have been underestimated in past calculations due to certain land-use…

Surprise! Greedy Green Energy Corporatists are Clear Felling Protected Forests for Biomass

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Wayne Delbeke – the Guardian has just noticed that a rise in demand for wood chips, for “green” biomass power schemes, has led an…

Study: Earth's vegetation is causing a global "pause" in CO2 growth

From the DOE/LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY and the Department of Hungry Biomass comes this encouraging news that throws cold water on climate alarmism. Study: Carbon-hungry plants impede growth rate of…

Another thing not in climate models 'Synchronized leaf aging' in the tropics

From the DOE/BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY Synchronized leaf aging in the Amazon responsible for seasonal increases in photosynthesis High-tech photography in the Amazon reveals that young leaves grow in at the…

EU probe into British Drax Biomass Subsidies

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The British Drax biomass plan has received a substantial setback. The Drax project is a plan to “save” the environment by chopping down vast tracts…

Claim: positive CO2 feedback from plants due to "warm nights" will flood atmosphere with carbon

  From the PRINCETON UNIVERSITY and the department of 97% consensus and 911 Trutherism comes this study that I’d put zero stock in for two reasons: 1) Author William Anderegg,…

Trillions and Trillions of Trees make that 'giant sucking sound' of CO2 from the atmosphere

WUWT reader P Wilson writes; There are just over three trillion trees on Earth, according to a new assessment. The figure is eight times as big as the previous best estimate,…

#AGU14 NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory shows surprising CO2 emissions in Southern Hemisphere

The first global maps of atmospheric carbon dioxide from NASA’s new Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission demonstrate its performance and promise, showing elevated carbon dioxide concentrations across the Southern Hemisphere from…

Claim: Researchers find way to turn sawdust into gasoline

From the “yes, but does it clog your carburetor?” department comes this claim, which might work in theory, but may or may not be practical on a large scale. “Essentially,…

Another major misunderstood climate issue – models ‘underplay plant CO2 absorption’

Global climate models have underestimated the amount of CO2 being absorbed by plants, according to new research. Scientists say that between 1901 and 2010, living things absorbed 16% more of…

Another benefit of climate change and increased CO2 – trees continue to grow at a faster rate

WUWT readers may recall this WUWT story from 2011: The Earth’s biosphere is booming, data suggests that CO2 is the cause, part 2 Now there is even more evidence. From From…

New paper finds solar UV-B output is correlated to global mean temperature

Map of correlations suggest it may be affecting biomass and planetary albedo. From the Hockey Schtick: A paper published today in Methods in Ecology and Evolution describes a new satellite…

Ouch. Corn biofuel could generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline

From the “we told you so back in 2010″ department and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Study casts doubt on climate benefit of biofuels from corn residue The fuel could generate…

Climate Craziness of the Week: Plants blamed for us not roasting since 1950

From the Department of irrelevant “what ifs”, and Princeton University, comes this story about what Earth would be like if we didn’t have plants pumping the carbon cycle since the…