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Month: December 2017

The Great Biomass Swindle

The Great Biomass Swindle?

The general held view is that the use of biomass, and particularly wood, for energy purposes is carbon neutral, meaning that any CO2 that is released through the harvesting and burning of that biomass will be compensated by regrowth over time.¬†This view has given rise to many countries supporting biomass as a means to reduce … Continued

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Why the future is not plugin hybrid

Why the future is not plugin hybrid

I recently read an article that some of the German government ministers in Berlin were unhappy with the plugin hybrids they are being chauffeured around in. This got me thinking about my own plug-in-hybrid, the BMW 225xe. I like the car a lot but after a year of driving it, I am clear that it … Continued

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Blustery times ahead for global wind

Just back from a somber affair in Amsterdam known as the Wind Europe conference & exhibition, where I had meetings with executives from companies across the wind value chain. The good news is that this year will be a record year in terms of annual installations in Europe and we are continuing to see increasingly … Continued

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