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.