Posts Tagged ‘alternative energy sources’
Filed under: Bio-Energy
Biomass Emits Less CO2 Than Coal: Study
by Trevor J. Murphy on Aug 25th, 2011
A new study conducted at the University of Washington’s College of Environment says that burning biomass for fuel is a significantly cleaner energy source in comparison to coal. The study – authored by Bruce Lippke and entitled Life Cycle Impacts of Forest Management and Wood Utilization on Carbon Mitigation: Knowns and Unknowns – used a life-cycle assessment to compare biomass and coal, and found that biomass power emits just 4 per cent...
Filed under: Cogeneration
Energy Watchdog Advocates Cogeneration
by Trevor J. Murphy on Jul 7th, 2011
A US-based energy expert speaking on the accelerating crisis posed by climate change said countries pursuing alternative energy sources consider cogeneration as a viable option. Jim Warren, executive director of the North Carolina Waste Awareness and Reduction Network (NC WARN), told a luncheon group in Burlington, NC last week that clean energy and cogeneration could help eliminate the need for nuclear and coal-fired power plants and slow cli...