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Europe’s biomass boom is destroying America's forests

By Paul Homewood


I’ve covered this issue in the past, but a new report from the US Natural Resources Defense Council provides yet more evidence of the damage being to done to natural forests there by European demand for biomass, fuelled by climate driven subsidies. 1,291 more words

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Many people in the Interior know that burning green wood is going to add creosote to their chimney and be inefficient (as the combustion is often expending many BTU’s on driving out moisture in the fibers rather than being thrown out for space heat). 144 more words

Fuel Options For St Andrews University Biomass Plant

By Paul Homewood  



There has been some discussion about the fuel to be used in the biomass heating plant being developed by St Andrews University. 32 more words

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NEWS: Chancellor sets more funds aside for Renewable Heating Incentive

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced more money for the Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI) scheme in yesterday’s Autumn Budget.

The Government will increase funding to £1.15 billion by 2020-21, with Osborne claiming the move will also: ‘ensure that the UK continues to make progress towards its climate goals while reforming the scheme to improve value for money, delivering savings of almost £700 million by 2020-21.’ 126 more words


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CLA Members are at the forefront of the fight against climate change through their day-to-day work. Every week, Talking Climate Change will feature profiles of CLA Members who are making a range of changes to adapt or mitigate effects of the changing climate for both public and private benefit. 221 more words

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From Guest Blogger Jon: The Benefits of AFA Blue-Green Algae

The benefits of AFA blue-green algae do not focus on a certain organ. Instead, people who consume this supplement will feel that many aspects of their lives change significantly. 489 more words


St Andrews University Biomass Plant Not Economically Viable

By Paul Homewood 





In 2013, St Andrews University announced plans to build a biomass plant, as The Courier reported:


St Andrews University hopes to slash its energy bills and create an “economic centre in Fife” by building a £25 million “green” centre… 1,266 more words

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