The Biomass Mirage: Unveiling the Reality Behind Enviva’s Downfall

Biomass is often touted as sustainable, yet this is a gross oversimplification. As the article points out,

Australia Rejects Forest Biomass

Australia’s reluctance to embrace woody biomass has led it to invest more heavily in zero-carbon renewable energy.

Linnea Lukin, Exploring Energy: Biomass

Heartland’s Linnea Lueken breaks down the details behind this biomass as an energy source in the newest episode of Exploring Energy.

Is the Renewable Energy Industry Nothing More Than a Jobs Program?

— For the most part, it is.

Thanks, Guardian, For Questioning the Virtues of Biomass

A recent article in United Kingdom (UK)-based newspaper The Guardian gives fair coverage to the idea that biomass energy may not be as environmentally friendly as its advocates claim.

Drax Subsidies Hit £893 Million Last Year

Subsidies for their biomass operation reached £893 million last year. All of this is added to our electricity bills:

Oops. No More Subsidies for Drax

Drax has been booted from an investment index of clean energy companies as doubts over the sustainability of its wood-burning power plant begin to mount within the financial sector.

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.

The performance of UK Weather Dependent Renewables: 2002 – 2020

And it is already happening in the UK: the “trip” of an Offshore wind farm on a breezy summer afternoon contributed to the major UK power outage of 9/8/2019. As…

Why renewable energy won’t end energy poverty in Zimbabwe

Ellen Fungisai Chipango, University of Johannesburg Zimbabwe is one of the African countries that hopes renewable energy technologies will help to address their energy problems. About 42% of Zimbabwe’s households…

The contradictory Green policies to limit CO2 emissions

An excellent way to undermine Western economies is to render their power generation unreliable and expensive. That objective of Green thinking is progressively being achieved by Government policy throughout the…

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…

Anthropocene: human-made materials now weigh as much as all living biomass, say scientists

Now a new study in Nature by a team of scientists from the Weizman Institute in Israel upends that perspective. Our constructions have now – indeed, spookily, just this year…

Environmental Disaster: Northern Europe Deforestation Up 49% Due To Effort To Meet “CO2 Targets”!

Swiss meteorologist Jörg Kachelmann calls it “the dumbest energy and environmental policy ever”. Now, finally, after years of being warned, Germany’s mainstream media are finally showing signs of waking up…

NASA, French Space Laser Measures Massive Migration of Ocean Animals

From NASA Global Climate Change Researchers used the space-based CALIPSO lidar to measure the planet’s largest animal migration, which takes place when small sea creatures swim up from the depths…

Reforesting is a good idea, but it is necessary to know where and how

An international group of ecologists contests an article published in Science, which among other cardinal errors proposed ‘reforestation’ of the Cerrado, Brazil’s savanna biome Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do…

EIA data shows wind & solar provide only 3.2% of U.S. 2016 energy

Submitted by Larry Hamlin A recent EIA report  on energy production shows that wind and solar despite receiving tens of billions in government subsidies provided only 3.2% of U.S. energy…

The High Cost of Free Energy

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I will take as my departure point the following rather depressing chart from the US Energy Information Agency (EIA). It shows the rise in US…

Shocker: burning trees release stored carbon

From the Department of Obvious Science and the USDA Forest Service – Pacific Northwest Research Station, comes this shocking headline: Washington’s forests will lose stored carbon as area burned by…

Green FAIL – FOIA shows dangerous university biomass power plant fraught with problems, closures, explosion

USC’s biomass plant debacle How the university’s green dream went bust after three ‘potentially lethal accidents’ and a host of other problems By WAYNE WASHINGTON (The State Newspaper) On June…

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