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Energy News for week ending October 13, 2017

Crying Foul | CPP Repeal | Trojan Horse

Happy Friday the 13th!

This week’s energy news had lots of drama. It began with the expected proposal by Scott Pruitt of the EPA to… 1,154 more words

Renewables

Irelands Renewable Heat Incentive scheme to receive €7m in Budget 2018

Irelands Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe announced that a total budget of €17 million will go towards the RHI scheme and the encouragement of greater uptake of electric vehicles as part of Ireland’s commitment to its climate change obligations. 161 more words

Burning Trees for Clean Energy

Welcome back to my blog!

It’s pretty ridiculous when you think about it; chopping down forests and burning them to make clean energy. I remember the first time I read this  699 more words

"Burning Wood Criticized as 'Absurd' as EU Mulls Clean-Energy Law"

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-05/burning-wood-criticized-as-absurd-as-eu-mulls-clean-energy-law

Europe must prevent using trees and crops as a way to meet renewable-energy requirements or it will risk further increases in food prices, deforestation and land grabs, environmental groups said.

News

Corrosion in biomass power plants – prevent it or deal with it!

As the world moves towards low-carbon fuel solutions, the number of power plant boilers combusting biomass or recycled fuel steadily grows, with more than one thousand biomass boilers in Europe alone. 566 more words

ProperScan

Ocean Acidification from Green Energy

As promised, let’s talk about ocean acidification.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), “Ocean acidification (OA) refers to changes in global ocean carbon chemistry in response to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2).” NOAA asserts that the surface absorption of CO2 in our oceans and Great Lakes is causing them to acidify by reducing their pH levels. 601 more words