Is this our future?

Is this our future?

PostBy: tjnamtiw On: Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:14 am

http://www.pressherald.com/news/new-pla ... 10-25.html

The wood pellets being shipped to Europe are used by electrical generating facilities that burn coal. The pellets are blended with the coal to meet air quality standards to 'SAVE THE WORLD'. I wonder if our wonderful EPA is taking notice of this and has ideas about passing regulations here for not only our generating facilities, which could save the industry, but also our home heaters.
What think thee?
tjnamtiw
 
Other Heating: Sopka Cook stove

Re: Is this our future?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:45 am

Do you remember in he 1970's and 1980's when they were bitching that there was no place to put garbage and it was kind of just piling up along side the roads? I remember as a kid they were talking how all this garbage lining he streets was going to be the end of us. Then there was a huge push to, 'SAVE THE PLANET' and they somehow found a place for all the trash and the streets were magically clean.

I keep hoping that this latest bout of "For the Planet", "Think of the Children" crap they are going on about is just like the "trash crisis" of the 80's and eventually they'll just shut the hell up about it. I know, I know I'm being hopeful and barry doesn't like when people are hopeful. b
I'm On Fire
 
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Re: Is this our future?

PostBy: Sting On: Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:25 am

http://www.pelletamerica.com/

3/4 paper pellets used for this for years
Sting
 
Other Heating: OBSO Lennox Pulse "Air Scorcher" burning NG


Re: Is this our future?

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:02 pm

Sounds to me like it would make some billionaires more billions at largely tax payers expense. It mentions nothing about how much energy it would take to produce those pellets for export or what happens as they keep cutting in that 50 mile radius, do they expand the radius or shut down? It would use the source far faster than it could be regrown. The one Sting posted would be much better IMO simply because it would use a product that was needed, produced & is now needed to be disposed of. The garbage to energy thing is already being used in some areas & greatly reduces the need for landfills (which we are fast running out of).
http://www.energyrecoverycouncil.org/us ... ectory.pdf
samhill
 
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