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More renewable power than ever before, so why are we still using biomass? - 25 May 2017




After years of hype and false starts, the complete shift to cleaner power is beginning to become an imminent possibility, leading some to consider 'Will the 21st Century be the last one for fossil fuels?'

The acceleration of the green energy industry has taken many by surprise. Wind and Solar parks are being built at unprecedented rates, and 2016 marked a benchmark in terms of renewable energy availability – so why are pseudo-sustainable options like wood-burning biomass still necessary?

The shift in energy production has come from government efforts to curb climate change along with technical advances and the increasing affordability of renewable options. Last year, global renewable power generation grew by 9 per cent – a fourfold increase from the start of this century – buoyed by the growth of newer sources such as solar power which shot up more than 30 per cent. For the second year in a row, renewable energy accounted for more than half the new power generation capacity added worldwide.

However, the problem of climate change is still a very real issue. Oil, gas and coal still account for 86 per cent of the energy needed to keep the world's lights on – a share that has barely changed in 25 years. Also, biomass is still consistently used as a viable and "environmentally friendly" alternative to fossils fuels despite the fact that deforestation is the third largest cause of CO2 pollution.

There is still a long way to go until truly clean power options become advanced enough to be able to support the worldwide population, but until that time it should be understood that wood-burning biomass is ailing the process, and not aiding it.

 


 

Blog Archive


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Study faults 'conflicts of interest' within biomass industry
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Accounting rule loopholes bad news for our forests
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Replanting trees doesn't fix climate change, scientists warn
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Waste from coffee and poultry provide viable bio-fuel option
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Tree-planting has limited affect on climate change, study finds
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More renewable power than ever before, so why are we still using biomass?
25 May 2017 - Click for More


Is bioenergy increasing emissions in Europe?
15 May 2017 - Click for More


MPs slam government’s carbon record
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Biomass deemed ‘carbon neutral’ in US spending bill
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UK has first coal-free day since Industrial Revolution - but biomass isn’t the answer
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Scores protest outside Drax AGM
13 Apr 2017 - Click for More


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