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Paris Talks, renewable energy and Norway: An example of the ecological and socioeconomic impacts of climate warming ‘solutions’

Saturday December 12th marked the end of the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference, where the leaders of nearly 200 nations, committing to a universal agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions to remedy climate warming, signed up to end of fossil fuel era. 720 more words


Powered by biofuel

Thanks, all, for the great discussions that have been happening in response to various posts. I wanted to share this picture from today of our group returning from our field day.   159 more words


I'm wondering what you all think about this...

When asked to consider biofuels, I’m wondering how many of you think about articles like this one from the New York Times on January 28, 2015. 126 more words

Is this the next great idea?

Today, we’re going to synthesize our investigations of the question “Is this a good idea?” and “How do we know”? We’ve been working in teams to look at the environmental, social, and economic lenses on this question. 71 more words


Life Cycle Assessment

This morning we’re going to be exploring the life cycle impacts of the process of making bio-based jet fuel. Life cycle assessment is a systematic evaluation of the environmental impacts of a product from “cradle to grave” (from the materials that go into making it, through the process of making it, to transporting it, where it is consumed, and what happens to it at the end of its “life”).   151 more words


Life Cycle Assessment


Thanks again to Tait Bowers and Francesca Pierobon for a great presentation last Thursday! Due to a technical glitch we were not able to convert the recorded webinar into something watchable, but we do have some great resources for you to refer back to in order to learn more about LCA. 68 more words

Ecological Impacts

MOSS Explorers: More Airplanes!

Well, not more actual airplanes, but be do have some more info about the ways that end users are interested in utilizing biofuels. Yesterday, we visited with Carol Sims, the Director of Environmental Affairs for Alaska Airlines. 404 more words