coal v/wood

coal v/wood

PostBy: Body Hammer On: Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:20 pm

I just heard on WCSH news this morning, that a study done in Mass. has determined that wood fired boiler plants are dirtier and more polluting than coal fired! I hope that doesn't cause the price of to go up! :(
Hope everyone is off to a good start on summer. I've a half dozen camping reservations spread out all over Maine,NH,and VT. I hope we have a good summer.
Charlie
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000

Re: coal v/wood

PostBy: Body Hammer On: Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:27 pm

Body Hammer
 
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Re: coal v/wood

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:58 pm

Don't fall into the trap of calling CO2 pollution, it's a greenhouse gas. ;) From the article:

A new study has found that wood-burning power plants using trees and other "biomass" from New England forests releases more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than coal over time



To be fair wood is considered carbon neutral at least if you're just considering the wood itself and you can sustain what you're burning with new growth. If you have a tract of land that could supply enough wood indefinitely because of new growth you have a natural carbon capture system. You have a cycle where you are burning and creating CO2 but the new growth is also capturing that CO2.
Richard S.
 
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