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Wednesday, November 21, 2007
So, Burning Wood Chips is OK
This just in. A wood chip burning power plant in Wales is given the go ahead. The proponents make an interesting claim about the environmental friendliness of this scheme. To quote: . . . the use of wood chip as a fuel for electricity was recognised as being carbon-free. . . the carbon dioxide released was equal to that absorbed during the growth of the tree. . .
This is truly planet shattering news. We no longer need to worry about burning any form of carbon-rich fuel as the planet is, after all, a closed system! Phew, what a relief.